Press Releases

Letter to the Department of Health Regarding its March 25th Directive Concerning COVID-19 Patients and Nursing Homes

Measures to Inhibit the Spread of COVID-19 in New York State Correctional Facilities

Coronavirus Letter

Dear Neighbor: I hope you are staying safe during this difficult time. Please know that my team and I are working hard to serve you and keep everyone in the 104th Assembly District informed about all the issues surrounding COVID-19. As part of that effort,...

Empire State Development Announces Redevelopment of Beacon Correctional Facility in Dutchess County

Jacobson Passes First Bill in Assembly

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) passed his first bill (A.7123) as the prime sponsor. The bill, which allows for more flexibility in accountability practices at polling places, provides that County Boards will no longer be required to have...

Jacobson Continues to Fight for Clean Drinking Water

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) recently cosponsored a measure (A.5779) that strengthens the statuary standard for elevated blood lead levels to reflect the most recent guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....

Jacobson Holds Rally on Early Voting Funds

Standing before a crowd of activists, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh)  reaffirmed his support for early voting in New York State.Jacobson, Chair of the Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement, announced...

Jacobson Holds Rally on Early Voting Funds

Standing before a crowd of activists, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) reaffirmed his support for early voting in New York State. Jacobson, Chair of the Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement, announced that...

Jacobson Applauds Signing of The Red Flag Bill

Assemblymember Johnathan G. Jacobson (D-Newburgh) announced that a bill he co-sponsored to keep our families and communities safe from needless and senseless gun violence was signed into law (Chap. 19 of 2019) this week. The Red Flag Bill, also known...

Jacobson Reminds Seniors to Enroll in Enhanced Star Program by March 1st

Assemblymember Jonathan G. Jacobson (D-Newburgh) is reminding area residents 65 and older that the deadline for filing in the Enhanced STAR program is this Friday, March 1st. Applications must be filed with the local tax assessor. The Enhanced STAR exemption...

Jacobson Sponsors Major Voting Reform Legislation Including Early Voting and Campaign Finance Changes

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) has co-sponsored sweeping, new voting reform legislation which will make voting easier and less confusing for all New Yorkers. The new legislation will mandate early voting for 10 days prior to Primary Day...

Jacobson Urges Department Of Health To Implement New State Water Standards

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) urged Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to act on the stricter water standards recommended last year by the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council with respect to maximum contaminant level...

Jacobson Calls for Funding of Extreme Weather Paving, Aim and Early Voting in State Budget

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) has called for the restoration of funding of the Extreme Weather Paving Program and Aid Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) as well as funding for early voting in the State budget. The Governor did not fund...

Jacobson Calls for End to Route 9D/ I-84 Bottleneck in Beacon

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) is calling upon the New York State Department of Transportation to address the long-standing bottleneck at the 9D entrance onto the Newburgh-Beacon bridge just north of the City of Beacon. Currently, only...

Jacobson Sponsors Landmark Legislation Protecting Reproductive Rights

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) has co-sponsored a landmark package of reproductive rights legislation that will protect and strengthen a woman’s right to control her own body.  The Assembly is scheduled to take a vote on this...