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Assemblyman Skoufis Votes Against Education “Reforms,” Supports Other Measures in Budget

As New York State approved its 2015-16 state budget that holds spending growth to less than 2 percent for the fifth consecutive year, Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) expressed his dissatisfaction with the education reforms included in the...

April 1, 2015
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Assemblyman Skoufis Appointed Chair of Subcommittee on Catastrophic Natural Disasters

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced he has been selected to lead the Assembly’s Subcommittee on Catastrophic Natural Disasters. As part of the Insurance Committee, the subcommittee will explore policy initiatives to make the state more...

April 1, 2015
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Assemblyman Skoufis Authors Legislation to Ensure Wall Street Banks Pay Their Fair Share

At a cost to taxpayers of $200 million, the 2014-15 state budget eliminated the franchise tax on banking corporations, providing tax breaks to the biggest and most profitable banks on Wall Street. Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) strongly...

March 20, 2015
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Assemblyman Skoufis: Ethics Agreement a Step Forward, But More Could Be Done

“I am optimistic about many of the proposals included in this ethics agreement – specifically plans to strip pensions away from corrupt officials and reform the per diem system. Legislators should not be able to pad their salary with dishonest...

March 18, 2015
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Assemblyman James Skoufis Advances Integrity in Government Act

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) introduced a bill he authored to ensure open access to government proceedings, including those of town and village governments (A.5827). Skoufis’ Integrity in Government Act would ensure...

March 9, 2015
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