Gunther Legislation to Block NYRI’s Use of Eminent Domain Passes Assembly
Jun 27, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced a bipartisan legislative agreement on legislation she sponsored to prohibit the use of eminent domain by New York Regional Interconnect (A.11977).
“Passage of this legislation is a major victory...
Assembly and Senate Agree to Cap State Fuel Tax
May 10, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced the Assembly and Senate reached a bipartisan legislative agreement on a plan to provide New Yorkers with relief from high gas prices by capping and reducing the State and local sales tax on gasoline.
Assembly, Senate Agree to Increase Funding to the Delaware River Basin Commission
Mar 24, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced today that the Assembly and the Senate have agreed to increase funding to the Delaware River Basin Commission by $123,000 – continuing to support the commission’s efforts to manage the Delaware...
Assemblywoman Gunther Supports Disaster Planning and Preparedness Funding
Mar 21, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) said the Assembly’s budget proposal contains funding for a new disaster planning and preparedness program, providing aid to counties. Under this proposal, Orange County would receive $102,410 and Sullivan...
Gunther: Assembly Plan to Increase Aid to Localities Will Help Avoid Tax Hikes
Feb 6, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) reiterated her support for the Assembly’s proposal to increase state aid to local governments to help alleviate local taxes.
“Residents in Orange and Sullivan counties are overburdened by excessive taxes...
Assembly Passes Emergency Legislation to Fix Glitch in Medicare Part D
Jan 18, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced today that the Assembly passed a bill she co-sponsored to provide emergency relief for recipients dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid who have had difficulty getting their prescriptions filled...
Gunther: Assembly Passes Bill to Help Working Families with High Cost of Heating Bills
Jan 10, 2006
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced today that the Assembly passed a bill expanding the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help offset high energy costs that have directly affected senior citizens and working families (A.9281)....
Gunther Announces Comprehensive Plan to Target Sexual Predators
Dec 7, 2005
“Under the Assembly’s tough new plan, sexual predators will no longer be able to terrorize our communities. The Assembly’s proposal includes civil confinement legislation, mandatory life sentences for heinous crimes and a stronger Megan’s Law....
Gunther Receives Award from New York Farm Bureau for Her Legislative Efforts
Nov 9, 2005
The New York State Farm Bureau has given Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) the organization’s “Circle of Friends” award in recognition of her legislative support for the state’s farm community.
“Assemblywoman Gunther has a stellar...
Law Honors Prisoners of War/Soldiers Missing in Action
Aug 15, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced that her legislation encouraging New York State Police facilities to fly the POW/MIA flag was signed into law (Chap. 411 of 2005).
"This symbol of sacrifice recognizes the heroes whose selfless...
Keep Tax Credit in the Family
Jun 29, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced the Assembly and Senate have passed legislation she authored to ensure family farms can receive a school property tax credit while the operation of the farm is changing hands from one generation to...
Senate’s Failure to Settle Land Claim, Bring Casino to Sullivan County ‘Inexplicable’
Jun 24, 2005
"It is inexplicable and deeply frustrating that the Senate failed to join the Assembly and governor to settle the Akwesasne Mohawk land claim to bring a casino to Sullivan County. I worked with the governor on an impact agreement to meet the Senate’s...
Senate Must Act on Casino Now
Jun 22, 2005
"I learned a number of valuable lessons from my late husband Jake. One of the most important is this: when opportunity knocks at the door, let it in.
Yesterday, the Assembly passed legislation to settle the Akwesasne Mohawk land claim and pave...
Gunther Legislation Creates Task Force to Reduce Future Floods
Jun 22, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored that creates a task force to examine flooding reservoirs and ways to prevent future problems (A.8835).
"The flooding this April was the worst...
Gunther: Assembly Passes Legislation Settling Akwesasne Mohawk Land Claim
Jun 21, 2005
Assemblywoman Alieen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced Assembly passage of legislation settling the Akwesasne Mohawk land claim, clearing the way for a casino to be built in Sullivan County (A.8900).
"Building a casino in Sullivan County will...
Gunther Honors Women Veterans, Prisoners of War/Soldiers Missing in Action
Jun 14, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) expressed her gratitude today for the commitment and service to all women veterans in New York State by supporting a resolution commemorating this year’s Women’s Veterans’ Recognition Day....
Gunther’s Bill to Protect Mental Hospital Staff and Patients Passes Assembly and Senate
Jun 10, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced both the Assembly and Senate passed legislation she sponsored giving security hospital treatment assistants the powers of peace officers, allowing them to carry firearms (A.1685). Gunther urged Governor...
Gunther Celebrates Fly Fishing in New York
Jun 10, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced the Assembly passed her resolution making the week of June 4-12 Fly Fishing Week in New York State.
"One of the best of the many things our state has to offer is our great outdoors, and excellent...
Gunther Named Chair of Subcommittee on Women’s Health
Jun 2, 2005
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) announced her appointment as chair of the Assembly’s Subcommittee on Women’s Health.
"My experience as a nurse has given me firsthand knowledge of the medical issues that women face,"...