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Rewriting our disaster playbook

Over the last several years, I have spent a great deal of time touring areas of my senate district to inspect flood damage. The devastation I have witnessed is tragic. Homes... read more...


Common Core changes needed

Whether you have a child or grandchild attending a New York State public school, are a teacher, or are simply a concerned citizen, you have no doubt heard of the controversy s... read more...


A time to give thanks

While I typically devote my weekly column to the work of state government and the efforts of the New York State Senate to propose, craft and pass laws that would improve our l... read more...


The do’s and don’ts of charitable giving

America is a very compassionate nation – donating nearly $300 billion to charities last year. When someone is in need, it is in our nature to reach out and help. Thoughtful ... read more...


Put high energy bills on ice

Even though winter is still a few weeks away, the first chilly signs are being felt. Here in upstate New York there are many exciting outdoor pursuits to enjoy. Skiing, snow... read more...


Senate task force targets Lyme Disease

A new senate panel has been formed to examine both state and federal efforts to combat the continued spread of a bacterial infection which can carry debilitating and, sometime... read more...


Protecting care for our most vulnerable

Earlier this year, I stood with my senate colleagues to block $120 million in cuts to programs that serve developmentally disabled New Yorkers. While our efforts during the 2... read more...


Ensuring care for our most vulnerable

There are many government agencies and departments in the State of New York that play a role in our daily lives. The New York State Police Department helps protect us, the Ne... read more...


Mold awareness

September is Mold Awareness Month, a designation which takes on added significance as so many people clean up after recent storm and flood damage. Moisture or water damage in... read more...


Go back to school safely

Summer will soon turn to fall and along with the change of season will come a change in lifestyle for our young people as school bells ring once again. For many students it i... read more...


Keep receiving STAR tax benefits

If you are a homeowner, you may have received a letter in the mail, or will be shortly, from the New York State Tax Department concerning STAR registration. While I can under... read more...


Credit card 101

Every fall, New York’s colleges and universities welcome thousands of incoming freshmen to their campuses. It’s a safe bet that many of them will leave school four years late... read more...


Remembering an American hero

I was extremely honored to take part recently in a very patriotic and moving funeral service as a World War II airman from was laid to rest. Sgt. Dominick J. Licari joined th... read more...


Facts about asthma

As the summer months begin to fade away and the back to school season approaches, many children will be ramping up their level of physical activity. Some may be returning to ... read more...


Explore your local county fair

Summer is in full swing and one of the best ways to spend a day or night in upstate New York is enjoying some time at the local county fair. Young or old, there is nothing be... read more...



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