Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Legislation Providing Paid Leave for Civil Air Patrol Employees is Signed into Law

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced today, on the 80th Anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol, a bill he co-sponsored and passed to allow public employee members of the Civil Air Patrol to be compensated at their regular rate of pay while participating...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on Assembly Judiciary Committee Investigation Report

“Drawing on more than 600,000 pieces of evidence, the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s report confirms that former Governor Cuomo used his office to engage in outrageous behavior that violated public trust for personal, political and financial...

Assemblyman Santabarbara, City of Amsterdam Mayor Cinquanti to Tour Local Business in Advance of Small Business Saturday

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti will be touring a local business that manufactures custom handmade furniture and home decor, Pine and Plaid on Tuesday, November 23rd, to highlight the upcoming Small Business Saturday....

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Present Annual 2021 Autism Action Award

Assemblyman Santabarbara, Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Sub-Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders hosted his annual Autism Action Day virtually this year due to COVID-19.Autism Action Day brings together organizations, like Schenectady...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: $1.5 Billion from American Rescue Plan Act to Support Direct Care Workforce

The New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) will provide over $1.5 billion in American Rescue Plan Act Funding in order to support recruitment efforts and retention incentives for DSPs. This funding will go towards retention...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces $1.6 Million in State Funding to Support a Number of Projects Significant to Amsterdam’s Revival

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that funding he secured in the state budget for improvements to the city of Amsterdam has been approved by the Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments.“Today is a great day for the City of Amsterdam,”...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Announce State Funding to Support a Number of Projects Significant to the City of Amsterdam’s Revival

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will announce state funding to support a number of projects significant to infrastructure and safety improvements in the city of Amsterdam. This announcement will follow an official approval expected today from the state. What: State...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive in Honor of Sgt. Nathan Higginbotham

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a special Blood Drive in honor of Sgt. Nathan Higginbotham with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Pass Law Supporting Volunteer First Responders

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that legislation he helped pass to increase disability benefits for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers injured on the job was recently signed into law (Ch. 523 of 2021).“Volunteer first responders...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Host Free Naloxone Training

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is hosting a free naloxone training event in Amsterdam, in conjunction with Senator Michelle Hinchey, Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffrey T. Smith, the Amsterdam Police Department and the Montgomery County Department of Health....

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Attorney General Indictment of 54 in local Drug Ring

"Today’s indictment of 54 suspected capital region drug traffickers is the result of the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement, and I applaud the Attorney General’s office and our very own Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Announce Funding for Local Museum

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will announce $25,000 in state funding he secured to support the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in the City of Schenectady. Since 1934 the Museum of Innovation and Science has aspired to encourage people to celebrate...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Launches “Thank A Veteran” Web Page

In honor of Veterans Day, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has again launched an on-line “Thank A Veteran” webpage to make it easier to say ‘thank you’ to veterans in our community and send messages of gratitude and appreciation.“The...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Statement on Federal Infrastructure Bill that Increases Limo Safety Standards

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that the infrastructure bill recently passed by Congress includes new provisions supporting new laws passed in New York that increase safety in the limousine industry. The bill has been sent to President Biden...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Statement on Federal Infrastructure Bill that Increases Limo Safety Standards - Letter

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Bill Creating Official State Flag to Honor Fallen Military Service Members

Angelo Santabarbara announced he has authored legislation that would designate an official state flag for recognizing military service members who died while serving our nation in any war or conflict (A.1771). The bill would also require the commissioner...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing, and must wear face masks. The Red Cross...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Pushing to Pass Legislation that Makes Daylight Savings Time Permanent All Year Round

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is pushing to pass legislation he introduced in the State Assembly that would make daylight saving time a permanent in New York State (A.6443). The legislation would establish daylight saving time as the year-round standard...

State Launches Broadband Study: Assemblyman Santabarbara Invites Residents to Take Part in Internet Accessibility Survey

As Assembly Chair of the Commission on Rural Resources, Assemblyman Santabarbara helped get the Comprehensive Broadband Connectivity Act passed in the state budget. Enacted in May 2021, it requires the Public Service Commission (PSC) to identify and address...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing, and must wear face masks. The Red Cross...