Members of the New York Family Research Foundation visited Albany to discuss issues facing Upstate New York.
Social work students from Binghamton University visited the Senator's office to discuss their State Budget concerns.
Farmers from Broome and Chenango County visited Albany to discuss a few important issues. They advocated to include more money for bridges and infrastructure repairs and updates in this year's Budget. They also support more investment in broadband high-speed internet for rural communities in our region and oppose a minimum wage increase.
During the visit, they presented the Senator's 2014 Circle of Friends Award from the Farm Bureau.
Local music teachers traveled to Albany on behalf of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to discuss the importance of music education.
The teachers voiced concerns over the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) and the negative role of standardized testing on their reviews.
They also advocated for ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) - something Senator Libous has been working on since its beginning. The GEA has been taking money away from local schools since 2009 and was put in place by Governor Paterson.