Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for taking the time to visit the New York State Assembly website for the 97th District where you can access information, including legislation I’m sponsoring in Albany and meetings at home in the 97th District.

When I’m not in Albany, much of my time is spent working with community organizations, as well as community leaders and constituents. The conversations we have are the impetus for much of the legislation I’ve worked on over the last three legislative sessions, which you can search under the Sponsored Legislation section of the website

You can also find out about upcoming events and other news from my office.

If you need information or assistance from my office, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 845-624-4601 or jaffeee@assembly.state.ny.us.


Ellen C. Jaffee

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Jaffee Statement on East Ramapo Budget Approval

Pearl River, NY – “Thank you to the advocates and to everyone in the community who did their part to bring out the vote and pass the budget. What good news. This budget is another significant step forward in restoring academic excellence for the...

June 21, 2017
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June 16 E-News

June 16, 2017
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Legislature Passes Jaffee bill to Address Child Care Crisis

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) today announced passage in both the Assembly and the Senate of legislation she sponsored (A.7726-A/ S.5929a (Avella)) that would create a child care task force to evaluate...

June 15, 2017
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May 26, 2017
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June 13, 2017
"Today we're here calling upon the governor and the Division of Budget to establish a wage parity by providing these direct care workers and child welfare agencies the same 3.25% increase as was provided for other direct care workers in January of 2018 and another 3.25% for direct care and clinical staff in April of 2018. These extraordinary individuals, hardworking, are charged with insuring the health and safety and wellbeing of tens of thousands of our most precious and most vulnerable children and youth across the state," said Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee at a press conference held in support of Direct Care for Foster Care.


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