Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara Calls for Comptroller Audit of NYS Thruway Authority

In wake of news that the New York State Thruway Board of Directors approved a toll hike increase of 10% over the next 5 years, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has written a letter to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli calling for an updated audit of the...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: NYS Thruway’s Toll Hike Proposal Will Hurt Hardworking Families During Already Difficult Times

“I’m shocked to see the New York State Thruway Authority come has come out with with yet another toll hike proposal today while families are still struggling with the effects of inflation and rising costs.  On December 5th, the Thruway Authority...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Urging Governor to Add Ellis Hospital Material Management Dept. to Those Eligible for New York State Healthcare Worker Bonus

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has written a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul, asking that she allow members of Ellis Hospital’s Material Management Department to be included in the New York State Healthcare worker bonus. Ellis Hospital’s Material...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Urging Governor to Add Ellis Hospital Material Management Dept. to Those Eligible for New York State Healthcare Worker Bonus - Letter

Statement from Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on Group Home Task Force Bill Veto

I’m very disappointed to see my group home state task force bill (A9162) was vetoed tonight – it passed both houses with overwhelming support. I introduced this important legislation to help address issues raised during the pandemic, improve living...

Assemblyman Santabarbara, Creative Connections Clubhouse Students Prepare for Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Amsterdam

An annual tradition, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will deliver Christmas ornaments to the Creative Connections Clubhouse in the City of Amsterdam this afternoon, at 4:30pm for the youth to decorate in preparation for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Mobile Sports Betting Has Taken New York from Losing Revenue to Others States to Generating More Than Any Other State in Less Than a Year

​“As a long-standing member of the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee, I’m proud of our work in turning New York into a leader among states in creating successful gaming policies in a short time period. ​Though it’s only been in operation...

New York State Gas Suspension MUST be Extended

In March of 2022, I introduced new legislation to suspend all state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel for one full year (A.9503). Although the legislature ultimately agreed to a 6-month suspension during budget negotiations, I still maintain that my bill...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Law Expanding Veterans’ Access to Low-Interest Loans is Signed into Law

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, member of the New York State Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, announced that legislation he co-sponsored and helped pass earlier this year to allow service-disabled veteran business owners to apply for the Excelsior...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Honor Veterans in Schenectady

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will honor several veterans today at a special ceremony at Judson Meadows Assisted Living Community in Scotia, NY including veterans of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. One of these veterans is a Battle of the...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces Funding for Schenectady Police Department

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced $50,000 in state funding Friday that he secured for the Schenectady Police Department to purchase and implement the VRPD system. VRPD is a virtual reality (VR) de-escalation training tool developed by Catapult...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Make Funding Announcement in Amsterdam

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will announce state funding he has secured for improvements to the Horace J. Inman Senior Center in Amsterdam, NY, today at the Senior Center’s Annual Rockin’ with Santa dinner dance. What: Funding Announcement  Who: Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Make Funding Announcement in Schenectady

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will announce state funding he has secured for the Schenectady Police Department to purchase and implement the VRPD system. VRPD is a virtual reality (VR) de-escalation training tool developed by Catapult Games. Police...

Santabarbara and Griffo Push to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks back one hour this Sunday moving us back to standard time, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Senator Joseph Griffo are pushing to make daylight saving time permanent in New York.  Daylight saving time was...

Assemblyman Santabarbara hosts Amsterdam Boxing Legend, Robert “Bobby” Stewart at Ring of Hope Boxing Club in Schenectady

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will host Amsterdam Boxing Legend, Robert “Bobby” Stewart on Thursday.Bobby will address the youth of the Ring of Hope Boxing Club and help them train. Robert “Bobby” Stewart worked full time at the Tryon School...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Bill to Waive Nurse Licensing Fees Until End of 2024

Amid a shortage of nurses and staffing issues at hospitals throughout the State of New York, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced new legislation he has introduced in the State Assembly that would waive fees required by the state to obtain or renew...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Honors American Cancer Society “Champions of Hope” at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presented Dr. Michael & Mrs. Debbie Sheridan of Amsterdam, NY, with New York State Assembly Citations for the “Champions of Hope” award at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk today at Washington Park in Albany...

Assemblyman Santabarbara and City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Schenectady Train Station

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy will celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Schenectady Train Station. The $23 million train station was opened on October 17th, 2018, ahead of schedule. More than 200,000 passengers...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Family-Owned Mohawk Fabric Company during Manufacturing Month

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be presenting a proclamation from the New York State Assembly to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mohawk Fabric Company, a family-owned manufacturing business in Amsterdam, NY. A number of employees will also be...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Tour Pine Ridge Industries in Recognition of Manufacturing Day in Conjunction with National Disability Awareness Month

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Assemblyman Angelo announced he will be touring Pine Ridge Industries on Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m. in recognition of Manufacturing Day.  Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October, helps show the range of modern manufacturing...