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Marking Two Years of Advocating for the Hudson Valley

Two years ago April 17, when I was first sworn in as a member of the New York State Assembly,  I promised my constituents that I would work full-time for them as their state legislator, that I would be their voice in Albany, and that I would be a passionate advocate for our home, the beautiful Hudson Valley.   790 more words

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138th Assembly Announcement

Thank you again for your support!

For those of you that were unable to attend the announcement, I’ve uploaded a video taken by a supporter. 119 more words


New York State Assembly Passes Budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York State Assembly on Monday passed a $140 billion election-year budget that will create universal prekindergarten and provide tax relief to homeowners and corporations… 950 more words


Sources: State Lawmakers Reach Deal With Demands On City For Charter Schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools has led to a tentative deal on a reform package from state lawmakers, sources told CBS 2 News. 248 more words


De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream Act

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally. 475 more words


Editorial: Hard Core

The New York State Assembly approved a bill last week that would delay full implementation of the new Common Core education standards and assessments. A delay is inevitable, as Governor Andrew Cuomo himself has admitted even though he supports the Common Core despite outcries from the left and right, from parents and teachers alike. 301 more words

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New York Assembly Passes Bill For Paid Medical Leave, Affordable Child Care

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York’s Assembly has passed a series of bills intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take care of a sick relative. 202 more words