Press Releases

Legislation sponsored by Gottfried-Jones supporting safety-net hospitals passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he co-prime sponsored to establish an enhanced safety-net hospital program to ensure these hospitals can continue to serve the community passed the Assembly A.7763. “Safety-net hospitals...

Assemblyman Jones passes legislation expanding access to in-service death benefits for correction officers’ families

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to ensure that families of correction officers who die in the line of duty receive the benefits they deserve passed the Assembly A.5133-A. “As a former correction officer,...

Senator Little’s and Assemblyman Jones legislation helps kids stay healthy at camp

Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced Assembly and Senate passage of joint legislation they authored to make it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites when they’re away at camp A.8420/S.6710-A....

Assemblyman Jones: Legislation expands cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters

“I was proud to stand with my colleagues as a sponsor of the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act A.711-B. Today we affirmed our commitment to them by passing this critical legislation. Volunteer firefighters...

Assemblyman Jones: Resolution acknowledging rare syndrome passes Assembly; local family introduced and honored

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced the passage of a resolution he introduced that proclaims December 4th, 2017 as Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS) Day in the State of New York. K.666 “Whenever we have the opportunity to inform and educate...

Assemblyman Jones’ bill renaming bridge in honor of Gordie Little passes Assembly

“Gordie Little was a North Country legend, whose neighborly spirit embodied the strong sense of community we value here. Folks across the North Country appreciated his love and enthusiasm for our area, waking up every morning for years to his news and...

Assemblyman Jones’ bill establishing a rural health council passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored to establish a Rural Health Council within the state Department of Health has passed the Assembly A.7203. “Rural communities experience unique difficulties and...

Assemblyman Jones: Hopeful to bring Ride-Sharing to the North Country

This year, I was proud to stand with my colleges in ensuring that ride-sharing companies have the ability to operate statewide. With these new measures, companies can start offering rides throughout the state beginning on July 9th. This is one that residents...

Assemblyman Jones’ bill to raises awareness about children’s illness passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced a bill he introduced that would increase awareness about a syndrome affecting children has passed the Assembly. The measure would add pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) to the state’s...

Assemblyman Billy Jones to Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss State Budget, Address Community Issues

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting an informational town hall meeting to discuss the 2017-18 state budget with residents as well as address local concerns. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 4–5 p.m....

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Assemblyman Jones authors bill to help tackle student loan debt

Assemblyman Jones Authors Bill to Tackle Student Loan Debt

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) has introduced legislation creating a tax credit for employers who assist workers paying off their higher education student loans (A.7491/S.7526). “Far too many recent graduates and young professionals are...

Assemblyman Jones: Ethics Reform is Necessary before the End of Session

“People in the North Country don’t trust Albany and with good reason. For too long, we’ve seen politicians pay more attention to big money than to us. The North Country will not tolerate this behavior anymore. Albany must be accountable, transparent...

Assemblyman Jones Helps Secure Funding to Deter Crime through Rehabilitation

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the 2017-18 state budget he helped pass includes $17,500 in funding to create a substance use disorder counselor position at the Clinton County Jail in partnership with the Champlain Valley Family...

Assemblyman Jones: Budget Invests in North Country Schools, Libraries

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the 2017-18 state budget invests in North Country schools, colleges and libraries. “The North Country is made up of small, tight-knit communities,” Jones said. “We rely on each other. The...

Assemblyman Jones: Budget Works for North Country Families, Economy

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that he helped pass a $153.1 billion 2017-18 state budget that will improve North Country roads and bridges, invest in public education and close the skills gap to get people back to work. “We’re...

Assemblyman Jones: Assembly Passes Equal Pay Legislation on Equal Pay Day

In conjunction with National Equal Pay Day on April 4, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he passed a series of bills to help close the gender pay gap in New York State. Equal Pay Day marks how far into the new year women must work to catch...

Assemblyman Jones: Budget Extender Allows State to Operate While Deliberations Continue

“While I had hoped the Legislature would pass a budget before the April 1 deadline, an agreement remains elusive. Today, I helped pass a budget extender that prevents a state government shutdown while negotiations continue. “This was a last resort,...

Assemblyman Jones: Ride-Hailing is Long Overdue for Upstate New York

“While New York City has reaped the benefits of ride-hailing services for years, upstate communities have been unfairly left out. It’s time to change that. That’s why I support allowing these valuable services to operate in all corners of the state. “In...

Assemblyman Jones: Direct Service Providers is a Priority in the Budget

“In my time in Albany, I’ve been vocal about improving working conditions and wages for direct service providers. I fought to secure funding in the Assembly budget proposal to help the men and women who do this great work make a living wage, and I’m...