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Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Condemns Senate Majority's Inaction on Omnibus Women's Equality Act

“Women deserve full equality. As chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on Women’s Issues, I am deeply disappointed that, yet again this year, the state Senate Majority has refused to pass the 10-point omnibus Women’s Equality Act. Both the Senate...

July 16, 2014
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Elected Officials and Community Groups Protest New Homeless Shelter

Astoria, N.Y. – On Monday, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Councilman Costa Constantinides, New York State Senator Jose Peralta, and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas wrote to Commissioner Gilbert Taylor of the Department of Homeless Services concerning...

July 15, 2014
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Simotas Aims to Provide Increased Tax Relief for Veterans

Albany, N.Y. – On Thursday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced that her legislation to raise the property tax exemption for veterans from $5,000 to $7,500 passed the New York State Assembly. “New York veterans have seen the value of this...

June 12, 2014
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Simotas Works to Keep Impaired Drivers Off the Road

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Albany, N.Y. – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas joined forces with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute and advocates from STOP-DWI NY to push to update New York’s drugged driving laws. “We must keep our laws up-to-date with...

June 11, 2014
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Simotas Bill to Protect Debtors Passes Assembly

Albany, N.Y. – On Thursday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced that her legislation to protect New Yorkers against improper debt collection tactics passed the New York State Assembly. Simotas’s bill is part of a comprehensive legislative...

May 30, 2014
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