Press Releases

Slater to Crack Down on Fentanyl Epidemic: Holding Dealers Accountable for Overdose Deaths

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Americans and New Yorkers are drastically being affected by the opioid and fentanyl epidemic. At the core of this crisis is a shocking rise in opioid-related deaths as data has shown 16 New Yorkers die every day of an overdose; that’s one person every...

Slater: Gearing Up to Give Back

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On Monday, Aug. 21, Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) paid a follow-up visit to the Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP), a component of the Westchester Community Program (WestCOP), to find out the results of this year’s backpack drive that...

State Legislators Demand State Action to Protect New York From Foreign Nations of Concern

The ongoing investigation into the purchase of 54,000 acres surrounding the Travis Air Force Base in California, believed to be linked to China, has state lawmakers demanding action to prevent the same scenario from unfolding in New York state. Assemblyman...

Paving of Route 52 Underway After $3.6 Million Investment

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) joined fellow representatives to commence the crucial paving of Route 52 in the Town of Kent. As an active member of the Assembly's Transportation Committee, Slater remained dedicated to prioritizing significant...

Slater ‘Shed the Meds’ Event Keeping Yorktown Community Safe

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown), took a proactive stance on Tuesday, July 25, by organizing an event: “Shed theMeds.” This initiative brought together key supporters, including Yorktown Police Department, and notable organizations Drug Crisis...

Hudson Valley Reps Tour Camp Herrlich

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) and fellow representatives paid a visit to Camp Herrlich on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Camp Herrlich came about when Wilbur Herrlich, part of the Herrlich family, tragically lost his life to appendicitis in 1922. Before...

Mid-Hudson State Reps Urge Biden to Swiftly Approve FEMA Support for Damaged Areas

The Mid-Hudson Valley Region continues to recover from record rainfall on Sunday, July 9, 2023, that caused severe flooding, washed out roads and damage to property owners. On Friday, July 14, 2023, Gov. Hochul formally requested a disaster declaration...

Slater: ‘Investing in Infrastructure’ A Putnam County Win

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During the 2023 Legislative Session, Gov. Hochul announced 141 local governments will receive expanded aid totaling more than $516 million to repair and rebuild bridges and culverts while promoting sustainability and resilience across the whole state....

Slater Shares Progress of Key Paving Projects

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown), a member of the Assembly’s Transportation Committee, continues to focus on important infrastructure projects within the 94th Assembly District. Among those projects is the long awaited resurfacing of State Route...

Slater Teams Up with Putnam County Officials to Save Historic Belden House

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On June 21, 2023 the Town of Carmel Town Board passed a resolution calling for the preservation and restoration of the 1760 Thomas Belden House which is currently owned by New York City DEP. Upon receiving the resolution State Assemblyman Matt Slater...

Slater: Addressing Big Concerns from Small Businesses

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) hosted a productive roundtable discussion on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, aimed at supporting small businesses. Joined by Rep. Mike Lawler and County Executive Kevin Byrne, the event provided an open platform for small...

Slater Celebrates Additional Funding for Mahopac and Brewster Public Libraries

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) praises the establishment of increased funding towards local libraries such as Mahopac and Brewster Library. Bullet aid grants are delivered to hundreds of libraries across New York through a program of targeted...

Slater Bill Honoring Yorktown Police Lieutenant Passed By Lawmakers

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Assemblyman Matt Slater’s (R,C-Yorktown) legislation (A.3288), naming a portion of route 202 in the town of Yorktown the “Captain Kenneth Sgroi Memorial Highway” in honor of the tragic loss of Kenneth Sgroi, was passed on Monday, June 5, 2023. Yorktown...

Slater Scores Another Win: Bill Passed Allowing Local Sports Fields to Lease Advertisement Space

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Assemblyman Matt Slater’s (R,C-Yorktown) legislation, permitting the town of Putnam Valley to lease sports field fences of Leonard Wagner Memorial Park for advertisements with the revenues to be used solely by such town’s department of parks and recreation...

Slater Calls for Health Insurance Companies to Support Biomarker Testing for Cancer Patients

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) joined a press conference today, June 5, 2023, in support of legislation that mandates health insurance plans and Medicaid to include financial relief for biomarker testing, ensuring that such tests are provided...

Slater Calls for Mandatory Measures to Keep Hudson Valley Lakes Clean

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) authored legislation (A.6266) on the development of rural resources to be empowered by examining the efficiency of programs that manage ponds and lakes. It also mandates the implementation of measures to effectively...

Slater Teams Up with American Red Cross to Keep Families Safe

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) is helping the American Red Cross ‘sound the alarm and save a life’ as home fires claim the lives of seven people every day. Having working smoke alarms can easily cut the risk of death by half. Slater and the...

Slater Says Feds Decade Delay on Asylum Seekers Requires State Action

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Today, news outlets reported migrant refugees who continue to pour into the U.S. from the southern border and have been transported to New York state are being given court dates ten years away. New York State Assemblyman Matt Slater, who introduced legislation...

Slater Honors Women of Distinction

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Over the weekend Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) honored Women of Distinction from each town within the 94th District who go above and beyond personally and professionally and serve as an example of the values of their communities. The women honored...

Slater and Beephan Applaud Counties for Issuing Emergency Declarations Amid Migrant Crisis; Call for Assembly to Pass Common-Sense Legislation

Today, Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) and Assemblyman Anil Beephan, Jr. (R,C-East Fishkill) reacted to Dutchess and Putnam counties issuing emergency declarations in response to the ongoing migrant crisis. Slater and Beephan applauded both counties...