Press Releases

Assemblyman Zebrowski Encourages Residents to Participate in Great American Clean-Up

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that he will be hosting a team to clean up a section of Route 304 and Squadron Boulevard on April 14 as part of the Great American Clean-Up, a two-week-long event that works to clean up and improve...

New York State Repeals the State Sales Tax on Clothing, Footwear Under $110 Starting on April 1

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that New York will repeal the 4 percent state sales tax on clothing, footwear and similar items sold for less than $110 each, beginning April 1. “Eliminating the 4% state sales tax is great...

Legislature Passes On Time State Budget

“Today I helped pass, for the second year in a row, an on-time state budget that closes a $3.5 billion budget gap without any new taxes or gimmicks and helps pave the way for a more financially sound future for New York. This budget is good for New...

Ban of Synthetic Marijuana is Good News for Rockland County

“The New York Health Department issued an order today prohibiting the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana. This is an issue I have fought for in the Assembly for three years and today’s announcement is a victory for the people of Rockland...

2012-13 Budget Increases School Aid by $805 Million

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the Assembly has reached an agreement on an on-time 2012-13 state budget that includes increased funding for both school districts and higher education at a time when many local municipalities are struggling...

Agreement Reached on 2012-13 Budget

"Today an agreement was reached for an early 2012-2013 State Budget that will continue to move New York forward. The budget will close a $3.5 billion deficit without raising taxes or fees and continues our work towards improving the long-term financial...

EPIC Funding Restored in Final Budget

“Seniors should not have to choose between putting food on their table and filling their prescriptions. That is why I fought to restore $30.6 million to the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2012-2013 budget. This funding...

It’s Time to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) is urging community and statewide support for legislation he sponsored that would completely ban the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana (A.7324). “These drugs are extremely dangerous, do not...

Assembly Passes Redistricting Reform

“Today, the Assembly passed legislation reforming the state's redistricting process. While I would have preferred independently drawn district; these are the district lines we have. If this bill is signed into law all future district lines will be...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: Supports Sunshine Legislation

Assemblyman Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the passage of the seventh annual Sunshine Week legislative package. The legislation calls for more openness in state government. The purpose is to alert citizens on the importance of public participation and...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: Assembly Budget Proposal Increases School Aid

"Today the Assembly passed its one house budget resolution, which closes a $3.5 budget gap while including an increase in school aid. The Assembly proposal includes an additional $178 million in Foundation aid to help our schools provide a quality education...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Sponsors Legislation Allowing Counties to End Unfulfilling Relationship with MTA

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced he is sponsoring a bill that would give county legislatures in Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties the power to withdraw from the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (A.2978). A recent...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Echoes Senator Schumer’s Call to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

“Recently, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) urged the federal government to pass a law banning the sale of synthetic marijuana. I agree with Senator Schumer and believe the sale of such chemicals should be completely banned.” “The chemicals...

DNA Databank Expansion Will Make Our Communities Safer

“With the passage of this legislation, New York leads the way in providing its families with a more accurate and effective criminal justice system. By expanding the list of offenses that require a DNA sample, law enforcement will be given an additional...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: Grant Program to Help Businesses Affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the creation of the Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Business Flood Recovery Grant Program to provide assistance to eligible small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, farms or owners of multiple...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Announces the Passage of the Iran Divestment Act of 2012

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the passage of the Iran Divestment Act of 2012, a bill he co-sponsored (A.8668-A). The bill prohibits companies that invest in Iran’s energy sector from doing business with New York State, unless...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: 2012 Legislative Session Full of Promise

“After a successful 2011, Rockland families can count on continued success this legislative session. While great strides were taken on a number of issues last year, the real problems facing our hardworking families remain my top priority. This year,...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: Governor Cuomo Signs Economic Recovery and Jobs Plan into Law

“Today Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation that will permanently eliminate payroll taxes for small businesses, the self-employed, and for schools – both public and private. This new law, coupled with a tax break for the middle class...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Helps Pass Comprehensive Legislation to Provide Relief to Middle-Class Families

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the passage of legislation he supported that will restructure the tax code in order to provide hardworking, middle-class families with much-needed relief (A.40002). Under the new tax code, 99 percent...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Opens Office for Toys for Tots Holiday Drive

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski’s (D-New City) district office will be a Toys for Tots drop-off location in the weeks leading up to this year’s holiday season. New, unwrapped toy donations are being accepted at his district office at 67 North Main...