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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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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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At Queens Vision Zero Workshop, Simotas Calls for Increased Pedestrian Safety

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Astoria, N.Y. – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas participated in a “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety workshop in conjunction with fellow elected officials and area civic leaders. The workshop comes on the heels of an alarming hit-and run...

May 22, 2014
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