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Since its creation in 1777, the state Assembly has helped shape history, often leading the way with progressive action and reform. On February 3, 2015 the New York State Assembly continued making history by electing New York's first African American Assembly Speaker. I am deeply proud of this honor.

The Assembly is known as the "People's House" in New York. Here, we work every day to help improve the lives of all New York's...

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Speaker Heastie Continues Annual Statewide Tour with Assemblymember Sillitti, Announcing $522,000 for the Henry Viscardi School in Nassau County

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today with Assemblymember Gina Sillitti at the Henry Viscardi School, a 4201 school that has provided an equitable learning environment for children with severe physical disabilities from pre-K...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Former Assembly Majority Leader James Tallon

I was heartbroken to learn of the passing of former Assembly Majority Leader James Tallon today. James deeply understood that healthcare needed to be accessible and affordable, and spent his years in public office fighting to ensure care for our most...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Visit Rising Tide Effect Swim Lessons in Far Rockaway

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato at Ocean Park Apartments in Far Rockaway to visit a free swim class offered by Rising Tide Effect. Earlier this year the Assembly secured $25,000...

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Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour, Joining Assemblymember Santabarbara to Announce $1.2 Million for Crossroads Center for Children

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today in Schenectady, joining Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara to tour the future site of Crossroads Center for Children and announce $1.2 million to help complete construction. Once completed,...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Jones Visit Olympic Center in Lake Placid, Announcing $250,000 for Lake Placid Food Pantry and Thrift Shop

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Billy Jones at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid to tour the USA Rink, Herb Brooks Arena, Mount Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Museum. They also discussed future plans...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Stirpe Visit William Memorial Park Splash Pad & Announce $3 Million for Cicero-North Syracuse High School

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today, joining Assemblymember Al Stirpe at the Joseph F. William Memorial Park to visit the park’s new splash pad and announce $3 million in capital funding for the construction of a swimming...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Woerner Tour Jefferson Terrace Head Start Program in Saratoga County, Announcing $3 Million in Funding

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Speaker Carl Heastie today made a stop on his annual statewide tour in Saratoga County, joining Assemblymember Carrie Woerner in visiting a Head Start classroom in Jefferson Terrace, participating in story time and announcing $3 million in funding for...

Assembly Passes First in the Nation Legislation to Provide Oversight and Assessment of State Agency Use of Automated Decision-Making

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Science and Technology Committee Chair Steve Otis today announced the passage of the Legislative Oversight of Automated Decision-making in Government (LOADinG) Act to provide assessment, transparency and oversight of...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Allow Direct Shipment of New York State Produced Craft Liquor, Ciders and Mead

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation to allow New York craft producers of liquor, cider, mead and braggot to ship their products directly to inter- and intrastate customers (A.3132-A,...
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