Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara: OPWDD Services to Stay Intact

“The vital services people with disabilities and their families depend on are no longer in jeopardy,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “These programs can mean the world to people with disabilities, giving them the opportunity...

Santabarbara: Let’s Make it Easier for Workers to Gain Advanced Manufacturing Skills Businesses Need

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the passage of legislation he sponsored to help train more workers in advanced manufacturing (A.7673). Funding would be directed to not-for-profits, industry public-private partnerships, individuals...

Santabarbara Works to Curb Teen Texting and Driving

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the Assembly passed legislation to improve highway safety by increasing penalties on probationary and junior drivers who text while driving (A.7739). “We have seen the ads on television...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Breathes New Life into Community Gem

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that his bill to extend the authorization of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission (MVHCC) for another 10 years was approved, marking his first bill to pass the Assembly (A.7441). The revival...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Works to Make Life Easier for Disabled New Yorkers

On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) celebrated Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day by supporting a package of bills aimed at improving the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities and attending a press conference advocating for the...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Fights to Restore OPWDD Funding

“Restoring funding to OPWDD is the right thing to do,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “The programs it supports are vital to our families. They can change the lives of the developmentally disabled by giving them the opportunity...

Santabarbara Works to Promote Local Farms and Businesses

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the passage of three bills in the Assembly aimed at helping promote New York State food and products. “Agriculture is big business in New York State,” Santabarbara said. “With more families...

Corruption Statement

“The recent allegations of corruption are absolutely appalling. Serving in public office is about fighting for the needs of the people, not about self-gain. We must do more to crack down on political corruption and that’s why I’m sponsoring legislation...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Advance Legislation to Aid NY Farmers

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that three pieces of legislation he sponsored to cut costs for farmers and promote agricultural products produced in New York State moved through the Assembly Agriculture Committee. “The agriculture...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Fights for Crime Victims and Their Families

“In wake of the recent events that have taken place in Massachusetts and locally in Rotterdam, the types of struggles victims and their families face in the aftermath of a tragedy have been brought to the forefront,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Observes Earth Day with Local Students

“With Spring upon us and people spend more time outside, Earth Day is the perfect time to raise awareness about the issues affecting our environment,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “Protecting our natural resources will also...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Works to Protect Victims on Domestic Violence Awareness Day

“Domestic violence can happen to anyone, at any time,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “Victims need support from their community and deserve the resources necessary to help them get their lives back.” Each year, roughly...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Praises New York’s Commitment to Dairy Farms

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) applauded Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation for easing regulations on dairy farms with 200 to 299 cows. “New York’s yogurt production has skyrocketed in recent years,”...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Votes to End Unfair Wage Discrimination

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced his support for a package of bills aimed at ending unfair wage discrimination in New York. The bills passed the Assembly earlier today. “Unfortunately there are still workers who are being...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Works to Make New York More Affordable, Business Friendly

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the 2013-14 state budget takes significant steps toward creating a more affordable and welcoming New York. It closes a $1.4 billion budget gap, invests in critical job creation programs and...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures Funding for Local Fire and Police Equipment in State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he has secured funding in the 2013-14 budget for several local fire and police units. The funding provided was allocated through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant Program,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures Funding for Amsterdam Fire Department in State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he has secured funding in the 2013-14 budget for the Amsterdam Fire Department. The funding provided was allocated through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant Program, which...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Delivers for Montgomery County Schools

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced final school aid figures in the 2013-14 New York State budget, which included an additional $936.6 million over last year’s budget. Each individual school district in the 111th Assembly District...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces Increased Education Aid for Capital Region Schools

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced final school aid figures in the 2013-14 New York State budget, which included an additional $936.6 million over last year’s budget. Each individual school district in the 111th Assembly District...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Assembly Budget Proposal Will Help Montgomery County

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the Assembly passed a 2013-14 state budget proposal that would provide mandate relief for local governments, promote growth for local businesses and protect vital funding for agricultural programs...