Richard Hanna http://wrvo.org en Hanna says Obamacare is hurting volunteer firefighters http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-obamacare-hurting-volunteer-firefighters <p></p><p>While touring a firefighter station in the Southern Tier town of Vestal recently, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) touted legislation that would exempt volunteer firefighters from the Affordable Care Act. The announcement comes a month after the U.S. Treasury Department already made the change.</p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Originally, the ACA counted volunteer firefighters as full-time employees. That would have made the Vestal fire stations and others around the country responsible to provide healthcare if they had more the 50 employees.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:02:53 +0000 Matt Martin 53166 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-prepares-primary-day-challengers <p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:18:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51867 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers Hanna says Farm Bill gets a lot right, but doesn't address everything http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-farm-bill-gets-lot-right-doesnt-address-everything <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:57:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51370 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says Farm Bill gets a lot right, but doesn't address everything Hanna touts benefits of Farm Bill for upstate NY farmers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-touts-benefits-farm-bill-upstate-ny-farmers <p></p><p>President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill into law Friday, after four years of failed attempts to pass one. Rep. Richard Hanna says the bill will give economic stability to farmers in the upstate New York.</p><p>Hanna toured the Dutch Hill Creamery in Chenango Forks Friday morning and said the new Farm Bill will have a great impact on farmers in the state. And that New York state should focus more on the potential benefits of expanded farming.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:09:06 +0000 Matt Martin 51063 at http://wrvo.org Hanna touts benefits of Farm Bill for upstate NY farmers Hanna seeks re-election, says there's more to be done in Congress http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-seeks-re-election-says-theres-more-be-done-congress <p>Rep. Richard Hanna says he's seeking a third term in Congress because there's more work to be done.<br /><br />The Republican announced his re-election intentions late last week. He was first elected to serve what's now New York's 22nd Congressional District in 2010. Hanna is from Barneveld, just north of Utica, and represents that city as well as Binghamton and areas in between.<br /><br />He says there's a lot of opportunities in Congress right now.<br /> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:01:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50856 at http://wrvo.org Hanna seeks re-election, says there's more to be done in Congress Gillibrand, Hanna push for universal pre-K together http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-hanna-push-universal-pre-k-together <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand played with blocks and Elmer’s glue at a pre-kindergarten classroom in Herkimer Monday before introducing a proposal to fund universal early education on a federal level.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:54:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50810 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand, Hanna push for universal pre-K together Maffei, Hanna positive about State of the Union http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-positive-about-state-union <p>Central New York congressmen are generally reacting positively to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Fellow democrat and Syracuse-area representative Dan Maffei said he agrees with the president that Washington should focus on creating new jobs and expanding economic opportunities.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:20:03 +0000 WRVO News 50658 at http://wrvo.org Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-urges-osha-consider-delaying-surprise-dairy-farm-inspections <p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:15:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49021 at http://wrvo.org Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue http://wrvo.org/post/remington-arms-wins-contract-departure-rumors-continue <p>The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.</p><p>Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R - Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York.</p><p>The majority of the work will be done in Ilion, but parts may be sourced from elsewhere, Joseph Bolmarcich, who oversees contracts for Remington, confirmed.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:10:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47948 at http://wrvo.org Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue Money for port and canal upgrades passes House http://wrvo.org/post/money-port-and-canal-upgrades-passes-house <p> More federal dollars being available to make upgrades to ports and waterways in upstate New York is closer to reality as the <a href="http://transportation.house.gov/wrrda" target="_blank">Water Resources Reform and Development Act</a>, or WRRDA, passed the House of Representatives last night.</p><p>The bill frees up $8.2 billion in funds for water infrastructure upgrades. It also defunds never-implemented projects worth $12 billion and streamlines applications and approvals of funding.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:28:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46126 at http://wrvo.org Money for port and canal upgrades passes House Hanna, Owens support delaying vote on Syria http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-owens-support-delaying-vote-syria <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:18:57 +0000 WRVO News 44070 at http://wrvo.org Area lawmakers weigh in on upcoming Syria vote http://wrvo.org/post/area-lawmakers-weigh-upcoming-syria-vote <p>As Congress begins to debate a resolution to authorize United States military action in Syria, members of the New York congressional delegation are expressing their opinion publicly about what should be done.</p><p>Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who represents parts of the Finger Lakes and Souther Tier regions, has been conducting a listening tour in his district to gather opinions from his constituents.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:18:48 +0000 Matt Richmond, Gino Geruntino & Catherine Loper 43629 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Hanna want federal dollars freed for Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-want-federal-dollars-freed-port-oswego <p></p><p>The federal government has an $8 billion harbor maintenance trust fund, but only $8 million of that has allocated for spending in this year's budget.</p><p>Central New York's congressmen are calling for more of that money to be released in order to pay for upgrades to the Port of Oswego and other shipping hubs. The money isn't being spent in order to make the budget deficit look smaller, they charge.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:48:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42328 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Hanna want federal dollars freed for Port of Oswego Hanna hearing focuses on how universities impact job creation http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-hearing-focuses-how-universities-impact-job-creation <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna chaired a hearing Monday at Binghamton University on the role of universities in job creation. Hanna is chairman of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the focus of the hearing was on the importance of federal funding.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:26:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 42153 at http://wrvo.org Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-introduces-bill-offering-tax-breaks-emergency-responders <p>When Mahlon Irish became a Homer volunteer firefighter in 1974, it was common for 60 people to head out to a fire. Now, it can be difficult to get the 12 firefighters national standards call for to a working blaze. The decline in the number of volunteers through the years is blamed on many things -- from extensive training required to changing family dynamics. But the expense of being a volunteer is also an issue, says Irish, using the cost of gasoline as an example.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:59:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41316 at http://wrvo.org Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-makes-plea-counties-damaged-floods <p>While declaring 12 counties disaster areas after recent rains ravaged parts of the Mohawk Valley and upstate New York, the federal government has denied individual disaster aid for people who lost property in the floods.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:17:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41147 at http://wrvo.org Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods Severe weather strikes central, northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/severe-weather-strikes-central-northern-new-york <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:03:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40287 at http://wrvo.org Severe weather strikes central, northern New York Area congressional members condemn IRS targeting of conservative groups http://wrvo.org/post/area-congressional-members-condemn-irs-targeting-conservative-groups <p>Congressmen representing central and northern New York all agree that the recent IRS profiling of conservative organizations, including tea party groups, is wrong. Tue, 21 May 2013 19:42:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38210 at http://wrvo.org Hanna optimistic upstate New York will land drone test site http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-optimistic-upstate-new-york-will-land-drone-test-site <p>Upstate New York has a good chance of becoming one of six federally designated drone testing sites to be named later this year, says Rep. Richard Hanna. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:39:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35243 at http://wrvo.org Hanna optimistic upstate New York will land drone test site Hanna promotes STEM competition for students http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-promotes-stem-competition-students <p>Rep. Richard Hanna is hoping a competition for students studying science, math, and engineering will encourage them to go into the field after they complete school. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35171 at http://wrvo.org Investment pledge is "glimmer of hope" for Remington workers http://wrvo.org/post/investment-pledge-glimmer-hope-remington-workers <p>A pledge of new investment from its parent company and news of a newly secured military contract have workers at Remington Arms a little more optimistic their jobs will be staying in upstate New York. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 34589 at http://wrvo.org Investment pledge is "glimmer of hope" for Remington workers Most Republicans Who Signed Support For Same-Sex Marriage Aren't In Office http://wrvo.org/post/most-republicans-who-signed-support-same-sex-marriage-arent-office Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Next month, the Supreme Court will take up a highly anticipated challenge to California's Prop 8, the ban on gay marriage. Today, a group of prominent Republicans weighed in with a legal brief opposing the ban. That puts them at odds with their party's position. But as NPR's Don Gonyea reports, it puts them in line with public opinion.<p>DON GONYEA, BYLINE: The long-held official GOP position on gay marriage remains in place. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:40:21 +0000 Don Gonyea 33986 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand proud of Remington, but says backing it is up to Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-proud-remington-says-backing-it-cuomo <p>Firearm manufacturer Remington Arms is a part of New York's long tradition of manufacturing, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says, but using taxpayer dollars to make sure they stay in upstate New York is up to the governor. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:14:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33224 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand proud of Remington, but says backing it is up to Cuomo Courtships of Remington Arms may not be too serious http://wrvo.org/post/courtships-remington-arms-may-not-be-too-serious <p>When New York state passed "the toughest gun control laws in the nation" on Jan. 15, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169818344/dependent-on-arms-plant-n-y-town-braces-for-gun-laws-impact" target="_blank">concern arose in a small upstate New York town</a> built around a gun manufacturing company. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:43:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32912 at http://wrvo.org Courtships of Remington Arms may not be too serious Hanna in favor of immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-favor-immigration-reform <p>Utica-area Cong. Richard Hanna is one Republican who expects to be on board with any immigration reform that is being proposed in Washington currently. The 22nd district representative says it's an important issue in a region where agriculture is key. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32555 at http://wrvo.org Maffei hopes for bipartisan cooperation on the economy http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hopes-bipartisan-cooperation-economy <p>Just a week after being sworn in a second time, Syracuse area Rep. Dan Maffei appeared back in the district in East Syracuse Friday afternoon. The Democrat from DeWitt said that he hopes Congress will be able to work through their differences by focusing on the economy. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:26:14 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 31764 at http://wrvo.org Hanna talks gun control, small business and term limits http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-talks-gun-control-small-business-and-term-limits <p>Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, is taking a bit of a wait-and-see approach to new gun control legislation, but he has gotten the opinion of at least one high school class in his district. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:39:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31758 at http://wrvo.org Hanna talks gun control, small business and term limits Anti-fracking candidates didn't fare well http://wrvo.org/post/anti-fracking-candidates-didnt-fare-well <p>Anti-fracking sentiment in the Southern Tier was felt at the polls when candidates opposed to drilling were beaten up and down the ballot Tuesday. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:29:14 +0000 Catherine Loper 28838 at http://wrvo.org Hanna victorious in 22nd congressional district http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-victorious-22nd-congressional-district <p>After a final day of intense campaigning, Republican incumbent Richard Hanna won his second term as a New York state congressman last night, beating Democrat challenger Dan Lamb for the seat in the newly redrawn 22nd congressional district. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:41:14 +0000 Luke Tubia 28722 at http://wrvo.org Hanna victorious in 22nd congressional district Hanna and Lamb crisscross the 22nd in a last push for votes http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-and-lamb-crisscross-22nd-last-push-votes <p>Congressman Richard Hanna and his opponent Dan Lamb spent election day crisscrossing the 22nd congressional district today asking constituents for their votes.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:50:21 +0000 Catherine Loper & Ryan Delaney 28703 at http://wrvo.org