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My staff and I work hard every day to make our State government more effective and more responsive to the needs of all New Yorkers, and to provide the highest quality of service and advocacy for the people we represent in the Lower East Side, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, Union Square, Gramercy, East Midtown Plaza, Waterside Plaza, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, and Tudor City.

This website will help keep you informed about our work and about events and issues of concern in our community and around the state. Here, you can easily access recent news, legislation we’re working on, activities of the Assembly Committees I serve on, and other information.

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Kavanagh Applauds Court Decision to Uphold Rent Freeze

"Today, tenants in our community and across New York City got some good news. The landlord lobby had sued to overturn the Rent Guidelines Board's decisions not to raise legal rent levels. The court wisely rejected the landlords' arguments. For...

June 6, 2017
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Assembly to Pass Legislative Package to Expand Voting Opportunities

Package includes measure to provide early voting period Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Election Law Committee Chair Michael Cusick today announced the Assembly will pass a comprehensive package of legislation this week to...

May 15, 2017
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Retailers to Child Care Programs Must Act to Provide Non-Toxic Products, Report Finds

Advocates call on NYS to act for "Safer Stuff, Healthy Kids" Albany – Retailers selling directly to early care and education programs, including child care programs and Head Start, need to do more to screen out harmful chemicals, a...

May 8, 2017
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Vote Better NY Calls on Lawmakers to Remove Barriers to the Ballot

Today, on the 4th annual Voter Day in Albany, the Vote Better NY coalition calls on state lawmakers to remove New York's barriers to the ballot and ensure the right to vote for every eligible New Yorker. Over 100 citizen advocates are meeting with...

May 2, 2017
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Kavanagh Co-Chairs Hearing on Nuclear Subsidy Payments by Consumers


On May 1, in his capacity as Chair of the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, Assemblymember Kavanagh co-chaired a hearing regarding the “Zero Emissions Credit” (ZEC) program with the Assembly Committees on Corporations, Authorities, and...

May 1, 2017
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