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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Funds Available for Transportation-Related Programs

Friend – This past week, the Governor announced the $98.7 million in competitive grants for bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation-related programs as well as projects that reduce congestion and help to meet the requirements of...

August 29, 2016
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New Yorkers deserve uniform criminal justice services

Friend – The Albany Times Union published an op-ed penned by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) and myself, calling for Governor Cuomo to sign our indigent legal services legislation. You can read the

August 29, 2016
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Expanding Broadband throughout Upstate

This week, Governor Cuomo announced the New NY Broadband program, which will expand broadband service to underserved communities in Upstate New York, while increasing speeds for existing customers. This cannot come soon enough, as households and...

August 5, 2016
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Cycling the Erie Canal – A Great Way to Make History Come Alive!

Last week, I cycled nearly 400 miles from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canal - and what a journey it was! I learned along the way that I was

July 25, 2016
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Assembly to Hold Water Quality Hearings

This week, the Assembly announced it will hold water quality hearings, including in regard to the Hoosick Falls PFOA crisis. The situation in nearby Rensselaer County has percolated to headlines locally and on a national scale given the harmful...

July 8, 2016
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