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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Statement on Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Pearl River, NY – “I am concerned about the alarming increase in radioactive water leaking into the groundwater from three wells at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. My primary concern is not only the potential impact this tritium-contaminated...

February 6, 2016
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Jaffee Statement on Assembly Passage of Paid Family Leave

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) today announced the Assembly passed legislation (A.3870-A) that she co-sponsored, which would provide New York workers paid family leave. While the federal Family and...

February 2, 2016
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E-News January 19

January 19, 2016
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Jaffee Response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern, Rockland County) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address: “Governor Cuomo put forth a comprehensive set of proposals to provide equal...

January 14, 2016
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Governor Signs Jaffee Bill to Establish the Edward Hopper Citation of Merit for Visual Artists

Albany, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law legislation to establish The Edward Hopper Citation of Merit for Visual Artists. The legislation, (A.2121A/S.4235A) sponsored by Assemblymember Ellen...

December 29, 2015
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February 9, 2016
"Our families are going to lose the opportunity for childcare, they will not be able to work. This is a serious issue. I consider this an economic development issue. This is about providing  families the opportunity to have affordable childcare as well as families access to childcare so they can work. It's also about jobs … jobs that are involved with childcare. We need to focus on this as an absolute priority in New York State as we moved forward," Assemblymember Jaffee said to Sheila J. Poole,  Acting Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


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