Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for taking the time to visit the New York State Assembly website for the 97th District where you can access information, including legislation I’m sponsoring in Albany and meetings at home in the 97th District.

When I’m not in Albany, much of my time is spent working with community organizations, as well as community leaders and constituents. The conversations we have are the impetus for much of the legislation I’ve worked on over the last three legislative sessions, which you can search under the Sponsored Legislation section of the website

You can also find out about upcoming events and other news from my office.

If you need information or assistance from my office, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 845-624-4601 or jaffeee@assembly.state.ny.us.


Ellen C. Jaffee

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Why I Oppose the “Education Affordability Act”

Albany, NY – As an outspoken advocate for high-quality public education, I strongly oppose the Education Affordability Act (S. 2009-B Part YYY), the Senate one-house revenue proposal in the 2017-18 budget. This proposal would establish the Education...

March 24, 2017
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Jaffee Statement on Foundation Aid and Education Funding in 2017-18 State Budget

Albany, NY – I am proud that the Assembly’s 2017-18 budget proposal, which includes an increase of $1.8 billion in funding for public schools, continues the Assembly Majority’s longstanding dedication to ensuring that each and every student gets the...

March 22, 2017
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Assemblymember Jaffee, Childcare Providers, Parents, and Advocates Push for Funding Childcare Subsidies in Final State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), Chair of the Assembly Children and Families Committee, held a press conference on Monday, March 13 to express the urgency for funding to be allocated in the final state budget for childcare...

March 13, 2017
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February 17 E-News

February 17, 2017
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"So what does this do? It pits one vital service against another, which is really very devastating for our local communities," said Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, Chair of the Committee on Children and Families, speaking at a press conference in response to the lack of proper funding for Title XX to cover childcare cost funding in the 2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal.


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