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Brooklyn Wins: Medicaid Waiver Agreement Saves Hospitals

“I congratulate Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for reaching an agreement with the federal government for a waiver permitting New York to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings that will strengthen our health care system and deliver important health...

February 21, 2014
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Making Our Kids the Biggest Winners

In Albany earlier this month, I joined with celebrities from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Time Warner Cable representatives, and State Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey D. Klein to double down on public/private efforts to reverse rising obesity trends among...

January 23, 2014
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Assembly Member Felix W. Ortiz Supports New Voting Rights Act Legislation in the U.S. Congress

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (Kings), Chair of the New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, applauded U.S. Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI) and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for introducing a new...

January 17, 2014
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Ortiz Applauds Mayor's "Vision Zero" Traffic Safety Plan for Safer Streets

I applaud Mayor deBlasio's effort to prevent traffic fatalities and to make New York a safer place to walk and drive. The Mayor's roadmap to eliminate pedestrian accidents is well overdue, especially after 11 traffic-related deaths since New Year's...

January 16, 2014
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Assemblyman Ortiz, sponsor of the Service-Disabled Veterans-Owned Business Act, says his legislation would help self-employed service-disabled veterans gain more contracts and increase veteran employment. A.9135