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Tkaczyk appointed to rural assets panel

Mar 26, 2013 6:58 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="136"] Cecilia Tkaczyk

Kyle Adams reports in The Daily Mail state Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT-chik) has been appointed to the Legislature Commission on Rural Resources. The first-time senator said as a member of the commission she will advocate for legislation to stimulate rural economies and create jobs. She will join four other senators and five Assembly members on the panel. In a written statement, Tkaczyk said she was excited for the opportunity to help address the challenges residents of rural regions face statewide, including the lack of broadband, inadequate access to health care and jobs and school aid formulas that shortchange rural schools. Tkaczyk campaigned heavily on fighting for a “fair share” for rural New Yorkers. She owns and lives on a sheep farm in Duanesburg and is the only farmer currently serving in the state Senate. In her new role on the commission, Tkaczyk will engage residents, small business owners, local officials, rural school administrators and other stakeholders to analyze state laws and programs and develop better legislation. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.