Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly Web page.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do here in the New York State Assembly’s 109th District for the City of Albany and Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland to pass laws designed to build a more vibrant New York and Capital Region.

You can contact me with issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our communities stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Assembly District.

I encourage you to visit this site regularly or follow me on social media to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.

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Oil Train Surety Bill, Medicine Price Gouging, Utility Public Advocate, Organ Donation Registry Expansion

Friend – This past week brought increased attention to my Petroleum Storage Surety bill (A.7625) to increase safety with oil trains and passed the Assembly, but has yet to be taken up by the Senate.

May 16, 2016
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Spotlight on Ethics; Assembly Passes Environmental, Domestic Violence Legislation

Last week highlighted yet again why increased ethics and campaign finance reform is sorely needed in state government. I share the concern (and frustration) with the recent number of cases and investigations of high level public officials that have...

May 10, 2016
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Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline canceled — a win for our environment

This week, a huge win for our regional environment as Kinder Morgan announced it has suspended funding of its Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline, a controversial project that could have yielded unforeseen environmental impacts. According to...

April 25, 2016
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MMA Signed into Law; Highlights From the 109th

Here are a few highlights I’d like to share with you and your family. MMA bill signed. Last week, legislation legalizing mixed martial arts (MMA) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. As you may recall, I opposed the bill –...

April 20, 2016
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Summary of the 2016-2017 State Budget

After weeks of debate and negotiations, on April 1, the Senate and Assembly approved a state budget plan of $146.7 billion with historic policy agreements, such as minimum wage increases and Paid Family Leave, and record-setting investments in...

April 8, 2016
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