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Assemblyman Jones Backs Bill to Help North Country Small Businesses Thrive

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would reduce the tax burden for small businesses and farms to help make New York more affordable for local entrepreneurs (A.6309).“Small businesses and family farms...

Assemblyman Jones Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced he is seeking nominations for his fourth annual Women of Distinction Awards. The ceremony, which honors and recognizes extraordinary local women, will take place on Saturday, April 25. Nominations must...

Assemblyman Jones Working toward a State Budget that Delivers for the North Country

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that he will fight for a state budget that addresses the needs and concerns of North Country families after listening to the governor’s budget address earlier today. The proposal includes critical...

Assemblyman Jones: Requiring Proper Seatbelts in Limousines Can Save Lives

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that he helped pass a bill requiring the installation of approved seatbelts in limousines operating in New York (A.9057). The legislation was written following a devastating accident in Schoharie County...

Assemblyman Jones: North Country Taxpayers Can’t Afford to Pay a Greater Share of Medicaid Costs

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that he does not support potential plans to cut state spending on local governments’ growing Medicaid expenses. This comes after the governor delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday,...

Assemblyman Jones: State of the State Proposals Offer Potential, Hope for North Country Families

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) is ready for another successful legislative year in the Assembly after listening to the governor’s State of the State address. The governor’s speech included several proposals that would improve the North...

Assemblyman Jones Celebrates a Century of Supporting Local Veterans with American Legion Post 1418

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) was joined by local legislators, veterans and supporters to celebrate and honor the Salmon River/Fort Covington American Legion Post 1418 on the national organization’s 100th anniversary.“American Legion...

Assemblyman Jones: $67.9 Million in REDC Funding Awarded to North Country Communities

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that the North Country will receive $67.9 million through awards provided by the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC).“This is a tremendous economic opportunity for the region, as these projects...

Assemblyman Jones’ New Law Helps Keep Campgrounds Safe and Fun

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that legislation he authored to create a standard procedure for removing unruly visitors from campgrounds has been signed into law (Ch. 654 of 2019).“Camping is a fun outdoors activity that the entire...

Assemblyman Jones’ New Law Protects Aid to Schools Following Weather Emergencies

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that legislation he authored to ensure schools continue to receive state aid after they are forced to close due to state or local emergencies has been signed into law (Ch. 605 of 2019).“Schools shouldn’t...

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