Press Releases

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Assemblyman Jones Invites North Country Residents to Give the Gift of Life

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced he will be hosting blood drives in Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake this week and an additional drive in Malone in October. Jones' drives will help supplement local hospitals, which typically experience...

Assemblyman Jones Secures Funding for North Country Libraries

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the New York State Department of Education has released construction funding secured in the 2018-19 state budget for North Country libraries. The funding will allow several local libraries to make...

Assemblyman Jones: New Law Will Keep Victims' Addresses Confidential

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he helped pass to allow victims of sexual offenses, stalking and human trafficking to shield their addresses from their abusers has been signed into law (Ch. 141 of 2019).“New Yorkers...

Assemblyman Jones: NYPA's Investment Will Bolster North Country Economy

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) approved $22.6 million to fund a 20-megawatt battery storage demonstration facility in Chateaugay.“The New York Power Authority's project will not only...

Assemblyman Jones Completes Fourth Day of Highway Tour in Franklin County

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) recently completed the fourth day of his highway infrastructure tour, making stops in the towns of Bangor, Duane and Malone in Franklin County. “Maintaining our roads and bridges is critical to ensure our...

Assemblyman Jones Completes Day Three of Infrastructure Tour

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) completed the third day of his infrastructure tour today, making stops in northern Clinton County with town officials from Champlain, Chazy and Mooers. “This is one of the most important parts of my job –...

Assemblyman Jones Continues Highway Infrastructure Tour in Franklin County

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“We're only two days into this tour, and I've already learned so much about what our hardworking highway department crews do and the resources they need from Albany,” said Jones. “It's been eye-opening, and there's certainly...

Assemblyman Jones Works to Create Necessary Flexibility for Adirondack Infrastructure

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he co-sponsored will activate the infrastructure land bank created for the Adirondack and Catskill parks by a recent constitutional amendment (A.8136). When fully implemented, municipalities...

Assemblyman Jones Kicks Off Highway Infrastructure Tour

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) began his highway infrastructure tour today to learn more about the North Country's infrastructure needs and help keep drivers safe. “Investing in infrastructure doesn't just mean repairing old roads...

Assemblyman Jones: Weather Emergencies Shouldn't Prevent Schools from Receiving Aid

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to ensure schools continue to receive state aid when they are forced to close due to state or local emergencies has passed the Assembly (A.7114).“From high winds that...