Press Releases

Jacobson Announces a 100% Score from the League of Conservation Voters

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced that he has received a 100% score on the New York League of Conservation voters’ 2021 Legislators Scorecard that was released by the environmental advocacy group last week.Assemblymember Jacobson...

Jacobson Announces $20K for Howland Public Library in Beacon

Today, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced a $20,000 special Assembly grant for the Howland Public Library in Beacon.Assemblymember Jacobson was joined by Library Director Kristen Salierno and Board of Trustees Vice-President Diane Landau-Flayter.Jacobson...

Jacobson Announces $20K for Marlborough Libraries

Today, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced two $10,000 special Assembly grants for the Sara Hull Hallock Library and the Marlboro Free Library.At the Sara Hull Hallock Library, Assemblymember Jacobson was joined by Library Director Lois...

Jacobson Announces $25K in Funding for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Yesterday, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced a $25,000 special Assembly grant to the Poughkeepsie Public Library for a satellite branch at the Family Partnership Center. He was joined at the announcement by Tom Lawrence (Poughkeepsie...

Jacobson Announces $30K in Funding for the Newburgh Free Library

Today, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) joined Newburgh Free Library Executive Director Mary Lou Carolan to announce $30,000 in funding to create a Digital Equity Lab.Jacobson said, “I am proud to announce that I am awarding a $30,000 Assembly...

Jacobson Announces Two Workers Comp Reform Bills Pass the State Legislature

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) has announced that two Workers’ Compensation reform bills he introduced (A359-A and A386), have both passed the Assembly and Senate. The bills now go to the Governor for his signature.“As a former Workers...

Jacobson Bill to Study Burying Transmission Lines Passes the Assembly

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson’s (D-104) bill (A2330A) directing the Public Service Commission to study the feasibility of burying all or most of the electrical, telephone, and internet transmission lines in New York passed the Assembly this week...

Lawmakers and Residents Rally in Support of Asian American Community

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh), Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley), alongside Senator John Liu (D-Queens), and other officials rallied outside Jacobson and Skoufis’ joint Newburgh office in support of the Asian American community....

Jacobson Calls for Moving New York State Tax Filing Deadline to May 17th to match IRS

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is calling on Governor Cuomo to extend New York State’s tax filing deadline to correspond with the new Internal Revenue Service’s filing deadline of May 17, 2021.“New York taxpayers prepare their...

Jacobson to Vote to Repeal Governor Cuomo’s Emergency Powers

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced that he will be voting “yes” this week on bill A5967, repealing the emergency powers that Governor Cuomo was granted last March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Jacobson said, “These...

Jacobson Calls for Permanent Vaccination Sites in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie as well as a Simpler Signup Process

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is calling upon New York State to establish permanentCOVID-19 vaccination sites in the cities of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie and to simplify the state’s haphazard and frustrating signup process.Jacobson said,...

Jacobson Announces Legislation to Study Burying Power and Telecommunications Lines Passes Committee Vote

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announces that his bill (A2330A) directing the Public Service Commission to study the feasibility of burying all or most of the electrical, telephone, and internet transmission lines in New York passed the Corporations,...

Jacobson Calls for a Full Investigation in Wake of Attorney General’s Report on Apparent Cover-Up of Nursing Homes Deaths

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is calling for a full Legislative investigation of the Department of Health (DOH) after the release of a report from Attorney General Letitia James, which found that New York State underreported nursing home deaths...

Jacobson Praises State of the State’s Vision for Expanded Digital and Green Economy

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is praising Governor Cuomo’s “Bold Agenda for Building the Green Economy in New York State,” the third installment of his four-part State of the State address.Jacobson said, “I agree with...

Jacobson Calls for Using Newburgh Activity Center as Vaccination Site

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is calling upon New York State and Orange County to use the City of Newburgh Activity Center as a COVID-19 vaccination site to serve eastern Orange County.“The Activity Center was used successfully as an...

Jacobson Calls on Nuvance to Increase Essential Healthcare Workers’ Wages

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is calling on Nuvance Health to put its relocation savings toward better pay for essential health care workers at its medical facilities.Responding to the news that Nuvance Health is relocating the LaGrangeville...

Letter to the Department of Health Regarding Monthly COVID-19 Testing of Nursing Home Residents

Letter to the Department of Health Regarding its March 25th Directive Concerning COVID-19 Patients and Nursing Homes

Measures to Inhibit the Spread of COVID-19 in New York State Correctional Facilities

Coronavirus Letter

Dear Neighbor:I hope you are staying safe during this difficult time. Please know that my team and I are working hard to serve you and keep everyone in the 104th Assembly District informed about all the issues surrounding COVID-19. As part of that effort,...