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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.

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Assembly Announced the Enacted $236.8 Billion SFY 2024-25 Budget Invests in Families and Making New York a More Affordable Place to Live

Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced that the Enacted $236.8 billion State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget makes critical investments in programs to uplift families and make New York a more affordable...

Assembly Announces $1.3 Billion for Street and Highway Improvement in SFY 2024-25 Budget

Speaker Heastie and Transportation Committee Chair William B. Magnarelli announced that the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 includes $1.3 billion for capital aid to localities, including funding restorations of $60 million for the Consolidated...

Approved SFY 2024-25 Budget Will Invest in Affordable Housing Across New York State

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal today announced that the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Enacted Budget will address the housing crisis in New York State by investing in affordable housing, as well as tenant protections and...

Approved SFY 2024-25 Budget Will Make a $20.7 Billion Investment in Higher Education with Expansion to Tuition Assistance and Opportunity Programs

Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Patricia Fahy today announced the State Fiscal Year (SFY) Budget will continue the Assembly’s critical investment in the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other opportunity programs to provide...

Enacted SFY 2024-25 Budget Will Include $35.9 Billion in School Aid

Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto today announced the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget will provide $35.9 billion in funding to the General Support for Public Schools (GSPS), which will include $24.9 billion...

Enacted SFY 2024-25 Budget Includes More than $30 Million to Help Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System Get Critical Mental Health Services

Speaker Carl Heastie and Mental Health Committee Chair Aileen M. Gunther today announced that the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Enacted Budget funds critical programs that help individuals involved in the criminal justice system and diagnosed with a...

SFY 2024-25 Budget Provides Critical Health Care Funding to Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities

Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Amy Paulin today announced the enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget makes critical investments in health care services including $800 million in funding for financially distressed and safety-net...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Keep New Yorkers from being Charged for Additional Insurance Coverage After the Death of a Spouse

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember David Weprin today announced the passage of legislation that would require auto insurers provide supplemental spousal liability insurance to insured drivers that have a spouse. Supplemental spousal liability insurance...

Assembly Passes Resolution Ensuring Decades Old Calls for Constitutional Conventions Aren't Manipulated for Future, Unrelated Purposes

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Ken Zebrowski today announced that the Assembly passed a resolution rescinding all previous applications made by the New York State Legislature to call for a constitutional convention (K.797, Zebrowski). “We cannot...

Legislature Announces General Conference Committee Appointments

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