Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly Web page.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do here in the New York State Assembly’s 109th District for the City of Albany and Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland to pass laws designed to build a more vibrant New York and Capital Region.

You can contact me with issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our communities stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Assembly District.

I encourage you to visit this site regularly or follow me on social media to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.

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Winding Down This Year's Legislative Session

This week was a frenzied one before the scheduled end of this year’s legislative session on Thursday, June 16. A tremendous amount of work is underway on hundreds of bills still in play before legislators leave Albany. Here are some legislative...

June 20, 2016
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Assembly Passes Indigent Legal Services

This week, the Assembly unanimously passed legislation I sponsored that will address funding of indigent legal services (ILS) by the State of New York! The legislation will require the state to reimburse counties and...

June 3, 2016
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Memorial Day

Friend – This Memorial Day weekend commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by so many American soldiers over the decades. This is a time pause and reflect on so many of our fundamental American freedoms and opportunities, which are not to be...

June 1, 2016
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Oil Train Surety Bill, Medicine Price Gouging, Utility Public Advocate, Organ Donation Registry Expansion

Friend – This past week brought increased attention to my Petroleum Storage Surety bill (A.7625) to increase safety with oil trains and passed the Assembly, but has yet to be taken up by the Senate.

May 16, 2016
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Spotlight on Ethics; Assembly Passes Environmental, Domestic Violence Legislation

Last week highlighted yet again why increased ethics and campaign finance reform is sorely needed in state government. I share the concern (and frustration) with the recent number of cases and investigations of high level public officials that have...

May 10, 2016
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