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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...

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Notice of Public Hearing - The New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA’s) Blueprint for Change proposal to help streamline operations and address its capital needs.

Speaker Heastie Statement on Passing of Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins

It is with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, and my heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and all of those he inspired over the years.Mayor Dinkins was a trailblazer. A man of great...

Special COVID-19 Edition Grants Action News - November 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Oversight of the SFY 2020-2021 State Budget as it relates to supporting the New York State agricultural industry through the Department of Agriculture and Markets and Department of Economic Development/Empire State Development

Speaker Heastie Statement Congratulating President-Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris

Pictured with Speaker Heastie in the first photo: President-Elect Joseph R. Biden.
It is with great happiness and pride that I offer my sincerest and most heartfelt congratulations to President-Elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first woman of color to ever be elected to that office....

Notice of Online Video Public Hearing - Budget and Staffing Reductions in the Judiciary Branch

Speaker Heastie Announces Staff Appointment

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that Isa Puello has been appointed secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs.“Isa has been an important member of my team for many years, and has done an great job as we faced unprecedented challenges here in New...

Notice of Online Video Public Hearing - COVID-19 and New York State’s Libraries

Legislation to Allow All State Employees to Receive Online Pay Stubs Signed into Law

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Nily Rozic today announced that legislation passed earlier this year to allow all state employees to receive their pay stubs electronically has been signed into law.“In today's day and age, most people...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno

I join with my current and former colleagues in mourning the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. A veteran and an elected official, he was dedicated to serving our country and our state. Although we were on different ends of the ideological...
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