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Post 2023 New York State Budget and Legislative Session

This year the Legislature passed a $229 billion budget, and I took on a new role as Chair of the NYS Assembly Governmental Operations Committee. To say it was a busy year is an understatement. Out of the 96 bills that I sponsored this year, 22 bills passed...

Assemblymember John T. McDonald III Statement Regarding Governor Cuomo

"The public trust is fundamental when elected to public office. While there can be differences of opinion as to approach in accomplishing the will of those we represent, the people who elect us rightfully expect integrity and for us to be held to a higher...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Words and Actions

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary, a global figure and an icon whose ideas have influenced people for generations since his untimely death. Dr. King dedicated his life to unifying people of all backgrounds and actualizing his dream of a nation...

McDonald Stormwater Grant Program Included in State Budget

Assemblymember McDonald today announced that a new stormwater grant program to help municipalities fund expensive stormwater projects has been included in the adopted the state budget. The stormwater grant program was proposed by McDonald and Assemblyman...

Senator Neil Breslin and Assemblymember John McDonald Highlight Legislation to Prohibit the Incineration of Firefighting Foam to Protect Public Health and Safety

Albany, NY – Senator Neil Breslin and Assemblymember John T. McDonald III have introduced legislation (A.9952/S.7880) to prohibit the incineration of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Despite the fact that the...

Memorial Day: Honoring the Lives Lost Defending Our Country

During the first national celebration of Memorial Day on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery, then-Congressman and future president James A. Garfield spoke poignant words: “If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of...

News from John McDonald — May 27, 2019

News from John McDonald — April 19, 2019

New York Enacts the Child Victims Act into Law

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1983, legislation was signed into law establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday in January to celebrate one of the most influential leaders in American history, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A vibrant visionary and global icon of activism,...
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