Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced plans for a statewide tour of New York scheduled to begin this month. This will be Speaker Heastie's third statewide tour since assuming the role of speaker in 2015.
"These statewide tours offer a unique opportunity to see firsthand the critical issues facing different communities across the state, as well as the potential for growth," said Speaker Heastie. "They play a critical role in shaping the Assembly Majority's legislative agenda to address the specific needs of each and every community across the state."
The tour will include stops in Long Island, the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley, Western New York, the Southern Tier, Central New York and the North Country.
"Last year during my trip I was able to see some of the state's historic tourism sites and visit growing tech industries and local businesses," said Speaker Heastie. "I spoke with individuals and businesses affected by historic flooding. I was able to see state investments making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers first hand. This year, I look forward to exploring more of this great state and finding new ways to build on our progress."