Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for taking the time to visit the New York State Assembly website for the 97th District where you can access information, including legislation I’m sponsoring in Albany and meetings at home in the 97th District.

When I’m not in Albany, much of my time is spent working with community organizations, as well as community leaders and constituents. The conversations we have are the impetus for much of the legislation I’ve worked on over the last three legislative sessions, which you can search under the Sponsored Legislation section of the website

You can also find out about upcoming events and other news from my office.

If you need information or assistance from my office, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 845-624-4601 or jaffeee@assembly.state.ny.us.


Ellen C. Jaffee

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May 8 E-News

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Jaffee Statement on East Ramapo Tax Cap Override Proposal

Pearl River, NY – “Our East Ramapo Oversight Bill has provided necessary funds and is making progress toward restoring the many inequities that students in the public schools have experienced for years, including cuts to essential programs and...

April 28, 2017
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April 22 E-News

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May 23, 2017
"Many of our hardworking childcare providers are facing a crisis. As costs go up, including the minimum wage, the rate providers receive for subsidized care is actually diminishing. Already the market rate is not sufficient to cover the actual cost of care, and in recent years this rate has been lowered from 75th to 69th percent of the market. This threatens providers' stabilities and in turn threatens the stability of families that rely on them. We have to do better," said Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, at a Joint Public Hearing on Access to Quality Child Care.


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