Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Hyatt House at Mohawk Harbor

"The announcement of the upcoming Hyatt House hotel at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is truly exciting news for our community. It represents a significant advancement, reflecting our ongoing growth and development. With the addition of the Hyatt House,...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Host Lyme Disease Information Session with Cornell University

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a Lyme Disease information session in partnership with Cornell University. No cost tick removal kits will be offered to participants. “One of the best ways to protect yourself against tick-borne illnesses...

Santabarbara Calls for Property Protections in New York State Budget

With the budget process facing delays, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara stresses the need to include the property protections in this year's New York State budget. The Property Protection Act, drafted by Santabarbara, seeks to address the pressing issue...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Sponsor Easter Egg Hunt Event in Bellevue Park

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is proud to sponsor the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt event organized by Restorative Mindset Inc. The event promises a day of fun-filled activities for families, including an egg hunt, live music, Easter Bunny photos, vendors,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Vietnam Veterans Day Service in Schenectady

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a Vietnam Veterans Day service on National Vietnam War Veterans Day at the Schenectady County Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Schenectady County Community College. This event will honor and pay tribute to all...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Vietnam Veterans Day Service in Schenectady

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a Vietnam Veterans Day service on National Vietnam War Veterans Day at the Schenectady County Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Schenectady County Community College. This event will honor and pay tribute to all...

Santabarbara and Schenectady County Food Council Rally for Food Equity

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and the Schenectady County Food Council recently communicated their support for critical legislative priorities aimed at addressing food insecurity. These include: Healthy School Meals For All: Ensuring all students receive...

Joint Statement by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Gary Hughes, Chair of the County Legislature and Neil Golub, Chairman of the Board of miSci

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"We convened another meeting today of our miSci Task Force,” stated Assemblyman Santabarbara. "I am pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to keep the museum in Schenectady at its current location. The museum holds immense significance...

March 13th is K9 Veterans Day

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara attended a special gathering at the State Capitol on Monday, March 13th, in observance of K9 Veterans Day. The event aims to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of military, police, and rescue dogs across New York...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Baby Halo Branton

“My heart aches at the tragic loss of baby Halo Branton. The circumstances surrounding her death are deeply distressing, and our community mourns alongside her father and loved ones.No words can adequately express the sorrow we feel for the innocent...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Valentines for Vets Event to Thank Local Heroes

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he will be his hosting a Valentines for Vets program at Bradt Primary School in his hometown of Rotterdam on Wednesday. Over the last 12 years, this program has provided students with an opportunity to show gratitude...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Valentines for Vets Event to Thank Local Heroes

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he will be hosting a Valentines for Vets event at the elementary school where he attended as a boy, Hamilton Elementary in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady. Over the last 12 years, this program has...

New Legislation Proposes Free Tuition for Volunteer Firefighters at New York State Colleges

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has introduced new legislation aimed at bolstering volunteer firefighter recruitment across New York State. The proposed bill seeks to incentivize participation in volunteer fire departments by offering tuition-free education...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Introduces the "Know Where It's From Act"

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara introduced a bill to improve transparency to online shopping, the "Know Where It's From Act." This bill aims to enhance clarity when buying online, ensuring shoppers are well-informed about the origin, shipping, and return...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Urges Increased Funding for HPNAP and Nourish NY in New York State Budget

Key Points of the letter: HPNAP Funding: Santabarbara calls for a substantial increase in funding for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) to $75 million. This vital program supports an extensive network of food pantries and...

Santabarbara Calls for Passage of New Bill to Require Financial Literacy Education for High School Graduation

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has cosponsored a new bill aimed at enhancing the financial literacy of high school students across the state that addresses a crucial gap in the current educational system. (A2298a) The primary objective of this legislation...

Santabarbara Joins The Alliance for a Hunger Free New York to Tackle Food Insecurity

New York State is falling behind in addressing the needs of our communities; 2.2 million New Yorkers are considered food insecure, including more than one in seven children. With the removal of Covid-era benefits and the effects of inflation, NYS Community...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Appointed Chair of the New York State Assembly Libraries and Education Technology Committee

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he was appointed the new chair of the Assembly’s Libraries and Education Technology Committee by Speaker Carl Heastie on Monday, January 8th, 2024. “As the new chair of the Assembly’s Libraries and...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Proposes NEW Legislation in the Wake of Glenville Bridge Strike: Bill Mandates GPS Systems to Include Bridge Height Information

Following the recent bridge strike and explosion in Glenville, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is taking swift action to prevent future incidents with the introduction of a new legislative proposal. The bill requires navigation systems which utilize GPS...

Santabarbara and Tedisco Call for New Out-Migration Commission to Stop Escape from NY

Angelo Santabarbara and Senator Jim Tedisco today announced new bi-partisan legislation they are introducing for a holistic and reasonable approach to addressing an existential threat to our state’s economic well-being of hemorrhaging population loss...