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Assemblyman Billy Jones and North Country Firefighters Oppose Changes to OSHA’s Emergency Response Rule

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) joined Eric Day, Vice President of New York State Fire Coordinators Association, Scott Ewing, Past President of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, Robbie Demarse, Director of Franklin County Emergency...

Assemblyman Billy Jones Passes Important Local Historic Preservation Bill

“I was proud to pass important legislation (A2411) this year to help preserve local history in the Adirondacks and make sure we are able to keep telling these stories to future generations. This bill would allow historic buildings that are part of or...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Tentative Agreement for Canadian Border Agents Good News for the North Country

“I am pleased that the Canadian government has made a tentative agreement with the union representing workers at the border. When they failed to reach an agreement in 2021, it wreaked havoc on our borders for commercial traffic. It is great news that...

Captain Christopher J. Garrow Memorial Bridge Bill Passes State Legislature

A bill to name the Carpenter’s Flats Bridge across the Ausable River in the Towns of Ausable and Peru in honor of Captain Christopher J. Garrow passed the state legislature yesterday. Captain Garrow was a 23-year veteran of the New York State Police...

Assemblyman Billy Jones Statement on Amtrak and CN Agreement

“The Adirondack Train that runs between New York City and Montreal is an important mode of transportation in the North Country for residents and visitors alike. The closures in past years have been detrimental to our communities and I am pleased that...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Statement on the 2024-25 State Budget

“We finally have a budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year. I will say this budget season has been very frustrating, but we do have a spending plan. I am pleased to deliver funding for many organizations in my district that promote economic development,...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Congratulations to Clinton County IDA

“Congratulations to the Clinton County IDA for the $3 million FAST-NY grant they received to redevelop the former Clinton County Airport! This grant is based on a bill I introduced to provide funding for shovel-ready projects like this that will bring...

Assemblyman Billy Jones Calls for HELP Program to Include Local Governments

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) recently sent a letter to the Commissioner of Civil Service, Timothy Hogues, regarding expanding the Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP) Program to include local governments. This program temporarily...

New Yorkers Have the Right to Age with Dignity

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) joined his colleagues today at the Million Dollar Staircase at the Capitol to call on New York State to do more to support older adults. Nursing homes and home care agencies continue to struggle due to lack...

Assemblyman Billy Jones’ Volunteer Fire Department Capital Fund Now Accepting Applications

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) recently announced that the Volunteer Fire Department Capital Fund that originated from one of his bills is now accepting applications. This $25 million capital fund was included in the budget last year thanks...
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