Press Releases

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...

Assemblyman Jones, Senator Little Introduce Legislation to Reduce Road Salt Contamination in the Adirondacks

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) and Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury) announced that they introduced legislation to tackle road salt pollution in the Adirondacks by establishing the Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force and conducting a...

Assemblymen Jones and Magnarelli Tour Plattsburgh Transit Manufacturers

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) was joined by Assemblyman William Magnarelli on Monday, Oct. 28, for a tour of Bombardier Transportation and Nova Bus to learn more about Plattsburgh’s transportation manufacturing industry. “For many...

Assemblyman Jones: National Drug Take Back Day Helps Protect North Country Families

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that Saturday, Oct. 26, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and is encouraging North Country residents to participate to protect the environment and keep them out of the wrong hands. “A lot...

Assemblyman Jones Hosts Plattsburgh Small Business Roundtable

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) co-hosted the Plattsburgh Small Business Roundtable today alongside Assemblyman Al Stirpe, chair of the Assembly’s Small Business Committee. Jones heard directly from small businesses in the North Country about...

Assemblyman Jones is Improving Lives with Funding Secured for Champlain Valley Family Center

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) was joined by leaders of the Champlain Valley Family Center (CVFC) in Plattsburgh to discuss the $50,000 he secured to help fund its substance use recovery programs (E.634). This funding is intended to assist CVFC...

Assemblyman Jones: Safety is Top Priority as Hunting Seasons Get Underway

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) hosted a tree stand safety demonstration and discussion with Scott Thurber, a state-licensed guide from Irish Raider Outfitters, and Bob Brown, Franklin County Fish & Game Club on Thursday, Sept. 26, in honor...

Assemblyman Jones Holds Press Conference on Recovery Tax Credit Program

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) held a press conference to discuss the Recovery Tax Credit program, which he fought for in the 2019-20 state budget and was recently made available to businesses by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.“Good...

Assemblyman Jones Secures Funding for Saranac Lake Park

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) recently participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new fence installed at William Morris Park in Saranac Lake. Jones secured a $10,000 grant to fund the construction.“Having grown up in the North...

Assemblyman Jones Appointed to Task Force to Help Find Solutions to Cell Service Gaps in Upstate New York

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced that he has been appointed to the new Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force, which will identify solutions to cellular service gaps in upstate communities. The task force, consisting of industry experts,...

Assemblyman Jones: New License Plate Fees Would Further Burden North Country Families

“The cost of living in New York is already too high and North Country families are struggling to make ends meet. But instead of looking for ways to make life more affordable, the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to force drivers who...