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Assemblyman Thiele and Senator LaValle Propose Alternatives to LIPA on Undergrounding Utility Lines and Public Notice Requirements for New Above Ground Transmission Lines

State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle have written to LIPA, responding to its proposed written policy for public notification of above ground transmission line projects and criteria for undergrounding utility...

September 15, 2017
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Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the Passing of Edie Windsor

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Edie Windsor. Edie will always be known as a fighter for equality and as the plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, paving the way for marriage...

September 13, 2017
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Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.: New York’s Paid Family Leave Begins In January

Beginning January 1, 2018, New Yorkers will no longer have to choose between work and family with the start of the State’s Paid Family Leave program. The Assembly spearheaded the creation of the program, recognizing that for too long, workers have...

September 12, 2017
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Statement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.: “Ending DACA Ends Dreams”

According to a recent survey of immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), 97 percent of the respondents are currently working or in school. Since its implementation, DACA has increased opportunities,...

September 6, 2017
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