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Making Geddes A Better Place To Live

Changes to EPIC Program Take Effect July 1

Children Must Be Protected from Violent Video Games

Assemblyman Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced the Assembly passed legislation today that will prohibit the sale of video games that contain realistic depictions of violence and sexual images to minors (A.8696). Under this legislation distributing these...

Investing In Our Children’s Future

We Must Put an End to Deceptive Student Loan Practices

A college degree is something so many individuals strive to achieve. A college education is very rewarding, but it can also be very expensive. Many students who cannot afford to pay upfront will need to finance their education. Some students have turned...

Assembly Passes Tough Gun Legislation

The past several weeks have been heartbreaking for Americans and New Yorkers in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech, and the shooting of several law enforcement officers. Gun violence kills innocent victims, and shatters countless lives...

Education is Key in Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

As a father of three children, I understand the importance of protecting our families from harm. It is unimaginable to me the number of children who are killed every year – often accidentally – because of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Too many...

Hunger Awareness Day

March 15th was Hunger Awareness Day in New York State. Raising awareness and working to eliminate hunger in New York is essential. Fortunately, there are many steps we have taken as a state to reduce hunger. There are many organizations in the state...

Bill Magnarelli Is Getting Results for Central New York

Celebrate Women’s History Month

As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, please join me in taking a moment to celebrate special women in history, and in our own lives. It is vital to commemorate women in our history who have done so much for our country. Women such as Betsy...

‘Sunshine Week’ Continues to Cast Light on State Government

Sunshine Week was recognized again this year in Albany, an initiative to open dialogue about the importance of transparent government and freedom of information. Participating media run editorials, columns, cartoons, public forums, news and feature stories...

Magnarelli: Families Deserve Continued Efforts to Keep Them Safe from Sexual Predators

Sexual predators inflict unspeakable pain and suffering that a victim carries with them the rest of their life. As a father, I know we must keep our families safe. New York has taken significant steps to strengthen sex offender laws by providing life...

The Day Has Come for Ethics Reform in Albany

This week the Assembly passed legislation on a landmark ethics reform package that will curtail gifts from lobbyists to legislators, and create a comprehensive watchdog agency to ensure the integrity of state government (A.3736-A). This legislation was...

Fighting For Tax Relief

Magnarelli Eager to Work with Spitzer for Stronger New York

During Governor Spitzer’s State of the State address he highlighted several changes to state government that echoed the change that voters called for. He focused on ethics reform, and changing the status quo in state government. He outlined his plan...

Magnarelli Responds to the State of the State

With the start of a new year and a new era upon us in New York State, we’re embarking on exciting times. Eliot Spitzer promises to be a hard-working, dedicated governor, and the Assembly stands ready to partner with him to deliver the positive change...

Magnarelli Joins with New York State Association of Family & Consumer Science Educators to: “Help Your Child Succeed in School”

Although it may seem that children are at school most of the time, they are often at home even more hours each day then they are away. And you as a parent or caregiver can do many things to help them be more successful students. For example, Make sure...

Leading the Fight to Make Syracuse Safer

Magnarelli: Bill to Include Pets in Orders of Protection Signed by Governor

The legislation is the first of its kind in New York State, in that it allows family courts to include companion animals under the provisions of a court order of protection, (signed chap.253 of 2006). New York is only the third state in the nation to...

Magnarelli Urges Governor to Sign Bills to Increase Organ Donation, Participation and Awareness

To support the life-saving practice of organ donation and make it easier for New Yorkers to become organ donors, I supported several measures that currently await the governor’s signature to become law. This legislation is designed to increase...