State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending New York State Office for the Aging’s Senior Citizens’ Day on May 10th in Albany. May is Older Americans Month and the celebration included saluting outstanding senior volunteers who have lent their expertise to their communities.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to protect communities from violent felons given early release from prison. Bill S2720 authorizes the State Board of Parole to require a violent felony offender to serve his or her maximum term if they pose an imminent threat to society and also authorizes the withholding of good behavior allowances.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. A ceremony took place in Albany on May 10th.

The Senate's "Women of Distinction" program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements, acts of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an inspiration to all New Yorkers.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) discussed New York State history and government with students from Park Terrace Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, on May 10th when they came to the Capitol for a tour.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Wood Road Elementary School, Ballston Spa Central School District, On May 11th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate this week passed a package of legislation to make it less expensive and more efficient to do business in New York. The measures include those that reverse a costly regulatory change that is driving up health care expenses for some employers and employees, require the state to pay businesses in a timely manner, as well as review and reduce outdated regulations that negatively affect New York businesses.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I –Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to prevent costly unfunded mandates from burdening municipal and school budgets and their taxpayers. The bill (S3144A), helps curtail potential property tax increases or cuts to existing services by lessening the affect of state actions on local governments’ bottom lines.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association on May 12th in Albany. Toby Hogan, Ray Rivera, Sean Gittens and Keith Jacques.

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State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with representatives of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County and youth from its 4-H Government Intern Program on May 5th when they came to the Capitol in Albany. Assemblyman Marc Butler also visited with the youth.

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