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Assemblyman Abbate Announces Restoration of Senior Center Funding

Brooklyn – Assemblyman Abbate is proud to announce that, after weeklong negotiations, the Assembly plans to include over $25 million for senior centers in its budget next week. Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget had designated cuts to senior centers...

Assemblyman Abbate, Brooklyn Electeds Call on Chancellor Black to Return Funds to Schools

Brooklyn – Assemblyman Peter Abbate led a coalition of Brooklyn lawmakers today in sending a letter to Chancellor of Schools Cathie Black requesting that she immediately reverse her decision to seize schools’ surplus funds. Abbate was joined...

Assemblyman Abbate Secures Thousands in Heating Subsidies for Local Families

Brooklyn – During one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent history, Assemblyman Peter Abbate helped to ensure that constituents throughout the 49th Assembly District were able to afford heating costs. As he has for several years, Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Abbate Wants Roads Resurfaced, Potholes Fixed

Brooklyn – Brooklyn Assemblyman Peter Abbate wrote a letter to Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City’s Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, requesting that the DOT begin immediate work fixing potholes and resurfacing city streets....

Assemblyman Abbate Condemns City For Seizing Schools’ ‘Rainy Day Funds’

Brooklyn – Assemblyman Peter Abbate, representing Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Borough Park and Dyker Heights in the 49th Assembly District, strongly denounced NYC Schools Chancellor Black today for her plan to siphon away half of any public school’s...

Assemblyman Peter Abbate Legislation Saves Taxpayers $48 Billion Over Three Decades

Governmental Employees Committee Chair Peter J. Abbate (D-49th A.D.) today announced the passage of legislation he sponsored (Extraordinary Session Bill A.26) that would enact a new and cost efficient tier of pension benefits for public employees which...

Assemblyman Peter Abbate’s Offices to Participate in Annual Neighborhood Heating Fund Program

Once again this year, Assemblyman Peter Abbate’s Community Offices will participate in the Annual Neighborhood Heating Fund Program to help low income individuals and families with elevated heating bills to meet their monthly payments. The Neighborhood...

Assemblyman Abbate: COBRA Expansion Law Amended to Close Loophole, Increase Eligibility

Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate, Jr (D-49th A.D.) announced the Assembly has passed an amendment to the COBRA benefits law allowing a group of individuals who were covered at the time the law became effective – yet were unable to receive the extension...