Thursday, January 6, 2011

Farley's Future

Senator Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, who chaired the Senate Banking Committee for years during the Republican's long stretch as the majority party, won't even acknowledge that he wants his old post again now that his party has retaken control of the chamber.
"I expect I will be in a leadership position," said Farley, while predicting that he will have a large role on the banking committee.
Farley suggested there may be some sort of financial services committee, which may regulate the consolidated agency proposed by the governor in the state of the state address, and he floated the idea that he could lead that.
For the most part, though, the senator seemed keen to promote the idea that he didn't need to be the Chair of Banking to play a major role in policy, because he could leave his imprint from a central leadership position.
Farley has already been named to the Finance Committee and the Rules Committee

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