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Magnarelli: 2006 Legislative Session Accomplished Many Goals for Onondaga County

This legislative session was a success and we continue to head in the right direction for the residents of Central New York. I believe the accomplishments in Albany will continue to have a positive influence for the upcoming months and years. During this...

Improving Child Care in New York

Many families use child care while they’re at work. Nationally, more than five million infants and toddlers are cared for by others. In New York State, an estimated 3.7 million children are under 14 and two-thirds of children under 18 live with working...

Magnarelli: Keeping Motorists Safe from Drunk Drivers

It’s summer time and New York’s roads and highways are as busy as ever. While many of us just want to enjoy traveling with our families, others are getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink – not only endangering their own...

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli Is Sowing the Seeds for Business Growth

Magnarelli: Comprehensive Energy Plan Makes

The Assembly has passed a package of energy bills that will make New York a more modern, efficient and healthier state. The bills also help working families and seniors deal with high energy costs. The newly reformed Article X legislation that is included...

Magnarelli: Honoring Our Veterans, Supporting Active Duty Military Personnel

Memorial Day is a day of reflection when we take time to pay homage to our veterans and thank our active duty military personnel. It is important that we join together in recognizing the dedication, loyalty and ultimately the sacrifices that so many men...

Assemblyman Magnarelli Is Saving You Money at the Pump

Assembly’s Identity Theft Protection Package Will Protect Central New Yorkers

To protect New York State residents from the invasive crime of identity theft, the Assembly has passed legislation I sponsored to help curb this growing problem. The Assembly’s complete package consists of several bills aiming to crack down on...

We Need Relief from Today’s Gas Prices and Solutions for Tomorrow

Whether you are commuting to work, traveling on vacation or bringing the kids to little league, we are all paying more attention to how much gas we are using for these trips. The high gas prices have affected everything we do. With summer around the...

Magnarelli: New York Needs Real Tax Relief

Since New York currently has a multibillion dollar surplus of the taxpayers’ money, it is extremely important that we put some of that money back in the pockets of working families. When the Legislature met in open conference committees last month,...

Magnarelli: Greater Public Awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome Needed

On November 17, 2000, eight-month-old Cynthia Gibbs died after reckless abuse by her babysitter. A month later, eleven-month-old Skipper Lithco III died after a similar trauma. Less than a year later, Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) took the life of seventeen-month-old...

Magnarelli: State Budget Protects Nursing Homes and Hospitals

The Legislature’s bipartisan budget protects New York’s most vulnerable populations by funding critical nursing home, hospital and emergency care. The Assembly and Senate restore over $1 billion of the governor’s $1.3 billion in health...

Magnarelli: Power Authority Spending Is Out of Control and Costing Us Millions

While working families in Central New York tighten their household budgets and make difficult sacrifices to deal with skyrocketing energy costs, the Power Authority of the State of New York (PASNY) is doling out money irresponsibly and costing taxpayers...

Assembly Jobs Plan Will Spur Economic Growth

Over the past week, the Assembly and Senate have worked together in joint budget conference committees to bring New Yorkers a budget that focuses on job creation to stimulate our state economy. As an alternate member of the Economic Development Joint...

Magnarelli: Assembly Budget Protects Health Care

Instead of cutting New York’s health care system to the bone – as the governor has proposed – the Assembly’s budget restores funding and invests in our health care system. Our budget rejects the governor’s attack on health care...

Protecting Children Because They Can’t Protect Themselves

Responsible parents will do everything possible to protect their children. However, there are instances when parents make irresponsible decisions that often put their children at risk. To prevent these situations from happening, I have introduced legislation...

Education Is the Key to Our Children's Future

Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation – Public Hearing

On February 27, 2006, Assemblymember Magnarelli, chair of the Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation, held a hearing in Albany, New York, on The Role of New York State in Commercializing Research & Development Innovations. The hearing was co-sponsored...

Magnarelli: Private Phone Records Need to be Protected

Recently, you may have heard the story of how an Internet Web site said it was able to buy the cell phone records of former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark. All Americanblog.com needed, it said, was Clark’s cell phone number and a...

Governor Talks a Good Game but His Actions Hurt Working Families in the Wallet

In his State of the State address, the governor boasted of numerous tax cuts for the middle class. But in his budget proposal, released just a week later, those tax cuts for families who need them most were conspicuously absent. Instead, the governor’s...