RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK – Assembly candidate John McManmon (D-Riverhead) today was endorsed by the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association (PJSTA), a union of educators in the Comsewogue School District, for his strong stance on education reform. “I am proud to be endorsed by the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association”, said John McManmon. “Our children’s education is, quite […]
Deborah McKee, Republican and Conservative Candidate for New York State Assembly in the 4th District, is today calling for Assemblyman Steve Englebright to step down from his position as Chairman of the Committee on Governmental Operations. McKee is also calling for the resignation of Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Majority Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver.
After female members of his staff accused Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez of sexual harassment, Majority Speaker Sheldon Silver secretly approved a $103,000 taxpayer funded payoff in order to prevent a lawsuit. Meanwhile, Assemblyman and Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations Steve Englebright has remained deafeningly silent on the issue.
Legislation sponsored by NYS Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) to transfer a parcel of parkland known as the Tiffany Creek Preserve to the Oyster Bay Water District was signed into law by Governor Cuomo today. This new law will allow the Oyster Bay Water District to construct a much-needed well to facilitate the supply of clean drinking water in Nassau County. Nassau County will be receiving nearly five acres of parkland from New York State as compensation.
NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran, a Nassau County Republican, filed his July Periodic Campaign Finance Report with the New York State Board of Elections earlier this week, indicating he has raised more than $43,000 since January. His opponent missed the deadline.
One of the more controversial proposals being floated in Albany is the idea of giving all 212 (soon to be 213) lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly a pay raise. The New York Post‘s Fred Dicker reported the amount of a potential raise as $100,000, a substantial jump from the lawmakers’ current base salary of […]
No New Taxes and a Cleaner Environment State Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) announced the state Legislature had passed (A10519 Sweeney/S.7525-Grisanti) to drive funding to the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is New York’s primary source of funding for key environmental programs. “This is terrific news for New York’s environment. It means […]
LOSQUADRO: LET’S BUILD ON 2012 SUCCESS STARTING NOW Assemblyman Dan Losquadro (R,C-Shoreham) reflected on the Legislature’s accomplishments during the 2011-2012 legislative session, urging his colleagues to remain focused on reducing unfunded mandates and making our state a more affordable place for families and job creators. “In just two years, we have enacted responsible, on-time budgets, […]
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ramos establishes gang assessment, intervention, prevention and suppression program In an effort to boost New York State’s anti-gang initiatives and streamline the work currently being done by various state and federal agencies, Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood) announced the passing of legislation he authored to create a gang assessment, intervention, prevention and […]
Taxpayers will save thousands of dollars in borrowing costs thanks to legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C-East Patchogue), which was approved by the Assembly on Wednesday. The legislation will allow for infrastructure projects in the Village of Patchogue to be funded with existing surplus funds in the village’s sewer district account, instead of forcing […]
NYS Assemblyman Jim Conte (R,I,C,WF-Huntington Station) today announced the passage of Lauren’s Law. Conte, a sponsor of the bill and two-time organ-transplant recipient, noted that the bill will help increase organ-donor enrollments throughout the state as well as prolong and enhance the lives of thousands of New Yorkers waiting for a transplant. The legislation is […]
Two Long Island State Assemblymembers are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the recent passing of A. 1157-B, the Crime Gun Identification Act of 2012. New York State Assemblyman Dan Losquadro (R,C-Shoreham) expressed disappointment today at the passage of A.1157-B, which requires microstamping of semi-automatic pistols sold in the state of […]
New York State Assemblyman Dan Losquadro (R,C-Shoreham) expressed disappointment today at the passage of A.1157-B, which requires microstamping of semi-automatic pistols sold in the state of New York. Losquadro noted the legislation is near impossible to implement and will cost the state jobs, as firearm manufacturers will move operations to other states, and is ineffective […]
Last month, Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C-East Patchogue) and fellow Long Island State-lawmakers took a lot of heat, nationally and internationally, for supporting anti-cyberbullying legislation. Today Murray joined his colleagues in passing Assembly bill 10712, legislation which would prohibit cyberbullying and bullying in public schools. For Murray, a leader in the movement to protect children in […]
GOP candidate David Sussman, a Republican, and incumbent Democrat Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg have varying points of view when it comes to an explanation in the NYS Assembly voting violations. The video shot by the Legislative Gazette shows what is believed to be Bronx Assemblyman, Eric Stevenson casting a vote for the absent Long Island Assemblyman […]