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 Express Bus Service to Tarrytown

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December 14, 2017
"Foster and kinship caregiving have increasingly become part of the fabric of our families and communities. Among my top priorities as Chair of the Children and Families is the well-being of our children and youth in child care, of course, and also in kinship and foster care," said Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, at a public hearing held by the Assembly Committee on Children and Families to examine the impact of the State budget on supports for foster parents and caretakers of children removed from their homes. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE


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