Press Releases

Letter to Editor Regarding Women's Suffrage Centennial

To the editor: What an exciting time to celebrate…100 years ago women won the right to vote in the United States. Two years ago, I visited Seneca Falls, New York, for a Women’s Equality Conference. This trip made me think about our state’s...

Assemblywoman Galef Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Local Institutions in Putnam County

Kent Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef distributing hand sanitizers to the Kent Library.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef distributed containers of hand sanitizer this past week to community institutions throughout Kent and Philipstown in Putnam County with Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming and Philipstown County Legislator Nancy Montgomery. The leaders...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces Kent Highway Department Received State Grant of $50,000 for Capital Improvements

From left to right, Bob Schaniel, Richard Othmer, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, and Troy Chadwick from the Kent Highway Department.
Kent, NY – Assemblywoman Galef announced that reconstruction on Dixon Road in the Town of Kent has been completed. Galef secured $50,000 in state funding for the Kent Highway Department to conduct critical maintenance work on Dixon Road. This grant...

Galef and Harckham Win Support for Jobs and Local Revenue at Indian Point

Albany, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham won strong support today for workforce protections and local municipalities and taxpayers while the Indian Point Energy Center undergoes its decommissioning process,...

Assemblymembers Galef & Buchwald Distribute Hand Sanitizer to Community Institutions in Need

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Assemblyman David Buchwald distributed containers of hand sanitizer this past week to the Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic and to Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP). Both of these organizations are...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Joins Assemblymembers from Around the State Requesting Federal Aid for State & Local Governments

New York State Assemblywoman Galef joined Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and over 90 other Majority Assembly representatives in delivering a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation requesting federal aid to states and local governments who...

Galef and Harckham Vow Continued Support for Jobs, Local Funding and Oversight at Indian Point

Buchanan, NY – New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef promised today to continue their strong support for workforce protections, local investments and rigorous oversight while the Indian Point Energy Center undergoes its...

Galef & Buchwald Slam Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Passing the Buck, Performing Lax Oversight

BUCHANAN – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has released a report calling the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline safe following a report by the NRC Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that found the initial analyses used “backwards...

STAR Program Remains Intact in Final 2020-2021 Budget Negotiations

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, chair of the NYS Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee, reports that an executive proposal to change the STAR program from an exemption to a credit for recipients making $200,000-$250,000 was rejected in the final 2020-2021...

Assemblywoman Galef’s “Tobacco Free Pharmacies Act” Passed in 2020-21 State Budget

A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Galef banning the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaping products in New York pharmacies was passed in the 2020-2021 State budget. Enacting this law in the budget, based on the Galef/Carlucci bill A.398/S592, signals...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Teatown Lake Reservation to Receive State Grant for Environmental Science Center

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Teatown Lake Reservation to Receive State Grant for Environmental Science Center
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that Teatown Lake Reservation received a $150,000 grant from New York State as a part of an adaptive re-use project, transforming an old garage into a state-of the-art research facility for young scientists. Funding...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Committee’s Inspector General Report Released on Wednesday, February 26th

A report released by the Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) Inspector General (IG) found that the analyses used to underpin the approval of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project, a natural gas pipeline, were deeply flawed. This pipeline sits,...

Assemblywoman Galef is Urging New Yorkers to Sign up as Organ Donors This Valentine’s Day

Assemblywoman Galef is Urging New Yorkers to Sign up as Organ Donors This Valentine’s Day
Cortlandt, NY – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef gathered with local municipal and county leaders, and organ donation advocates at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital this Valentine’s Day to encourage constituents, neighbors, and friends to...

Area Leaders Rally to Oppose Proposed Abolition of Bridge Authority

Assemblymember Jonathan G. Jacobson (D-104) organized a rally today, bringing together Assemblymember Sandy Galef (D-95) and other area leaders to express their opposition to Governor Cuomo’s proposed merger of the New York State Bridge Authority...

Harckham and Galef Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Indian Point Workforce Protection Bill

Harckham and Galef Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Indian Point Workforce Protection Bill
Buchanan, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham urged Governor Andrew Cuomo today to sign legislation that will offer job protections and guarantees for the workers at the Indian Point Energy Center. Galef and Harckham...

Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Expanding on Tax Exemptions Available for People with Disabilities Who Modify Their Homes to Improve Accessibility

Governor Cuomo has signed bill A5137/S6452 into law, which will allow for additional property tax exemptions for residential real property when an improvement has been made to enhance accessibility for a physically disabled homeowner. The bill, sponsored...

Legislation to Include Email for Official Voter Communication Signed into Law

Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator David Carlucci that allows voters the option to provide their email address when registering to vote was signed into law today by Governor Cuomo. The bill, A.1565/S.1718, makes it easier...

Westchester and Rockland Assembly Delegation Members Call on Governor Cuomo to Halt Further Changes to STAR Program That Negatively Impact Our Constituents

Westchester and Rockland Assembly Delegation Members Call on Governor Cuomo to Halt Further Changes to STAR Program That Negatively Impact Our Constituents
Assemblymembers representing Westchester and Rockland Counties gathered today with representatives from the New York State Assessors' Association to call on Governor Cuomo to stop making further changes to the STAR and Enhanced STAR programs in the...

Election Reform Bills Regarding Opportunity to Ballot Petitions Signed by Governor Cuomo

Two bills that promise to reform the Opportunity to Ballot Petition process in New York State elections were recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Bill A6714/S5475, sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (Westchester, Putnam) and Senator...

Galef/Robach Bill for Safer Car Seats Going into Effect this November

Bill A.8100/S.652, sponsored by New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Joe Robach, will be going into effect on November 1, 2019. This law requires that children under two years of age be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in most instances....