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Bail Reform’s Continued Disaster Streak

Earlier this week, Assembly and Senate Minority members united for a press conference about the ongoing problem of bail reform. Since its implementation in 2019, our state has heard case after case, concern after concern, about bail reform and the leniency...

Brabenec Once Again Calls for Greater Judicial Discretion in Place of Bail Reform Policy

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Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) is again pushing for the Legislature to amend the state’sbail reform laws, following over three years of rising crime rates and horror stories from across New York. At a press conference today conducted in partnership...

Another Step Towards a Transparent Albany

I was first elected in a special election in 2014 when my predecessor, Annie Rabbitt, became the Orange County clerk. For my first two years in the Assembly, one of my biggest policy initiatives was a push for further transparency in state government....

Brabenec Celebrates Assembly Committee Meetings Finally Being Televised

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C-Deerpark) is cheering on the implementation of Assembly committee meetings finally being presented with video. The initiative was pushed in the Assembly Chamber during the 2016 session by Assembly Minority and was passed...

The Problem with Gov. Hochul’s State of The State

For the first time in three years, a governor of New York addressed both houses of the state Legislature when presenting their State of the State. It was a good sign that after years of pandemic precautions, things in the state government were starting...

Brabenec: The Albany Swamp Still Stinks

“The Albany swamp stills stinks, it seems. The governor presented her State of the State address with plans for the next calendar year, which included more egregious spending, more New York City favoritism and more promises for safety and security....

Brabenec Applauds Extension of Port Jervis Occupancy Tax Policy

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) is pleased to announce Assembly Bill 9892, which will allow the city of Port Jervis to continue its occupancy tax policy through 2025, was signed into law by Gov. Hochul last week. The previous law, which was...

Brabenec Joins Call to Fund Local Roads, Bridges, and Culverts

“Outside New York City, the vast majority of our roads are owned, operated and maintained by local governments and municipalities. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) is absolutely essential to repairing and maintaining...

Brabenec: Majority Members Continue To Throw Billions At Problems They Created

“Gov. Hochul’s budget address today was yet another example of the absurdity that is the Majority’s fiscal policy. Last year, I voiced concern with what was the largest state budget in history at $212 billion. This year’s executive budget proposal...

Brabenec: Bail Reform and Radical Policy Have To Go

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined members of the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences today to call for a public safety plan to address the concerning increase in crime throughout New York state.Brabenec and state Minority lawmakers...
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