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Time to Get Back to Work and Focus on Passing an On-Time Budget

“Today’s election of the Assembly’s first African-American Speaker is truly a historic moment. And now that we have a new Speaker in place, it is time that we get back to work and focus on the people’s business. “Speaker Heastie outlined the...

February 3, 2015
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Statement on Speaker Selection Process

The New York State Assembly is at a pivotal moment in our history where we can engender real reforms to advance the democratic process befitting of our great State of New York. It is enormously important that with the date of February 10th set...

January 29, 2015
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Assemblyman Skartados’ Reaction to Gov. Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda

“Today’s presentation by Governor Cuomo focused on helping our families and businesses, and how we can keep moving our state forward. He outlined proposals I have long advocated - tax reductions and greater resources for small businesses and a...

January 21, 2015
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Merging of Bridge Authority into Thruway Authority Will Hurt Upper Hudson Valley Residents

“For many years the idea of merging the Bridge Authority, which operates five bridges in the Hudson Valley, with the Thruway Authority, has been floated as an idea to save taxpayer dollars. However, I am deeply concerned that if the merger occurred,...

January 16, 2015
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Optimistic That Proposed Property Tax Credit Program Will Bring Relief to Hudson Valley Families

“The property tax credit program proposed today by the governor sounds like an important step to continue providing real relief to homeowners and renters. I have long supported initiatives the Assembly has long fought for that provide tax relief for...

January 14, 2015
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