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SFY 2017-18 Budget Includes Six Year Plan to Improve Public Defense Services Statewide

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the SFY 2017-18 Budget includes a six year plan to increase the state's investment in public defense legal services to ensure that all New Yorkers have equal access to quality representation. "This...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Raise the Age Legislation

It is unfortunate that Republican Senators have chosen to engage in a misinformation campaign about the intent of the Raise the Age proposal that has been a part of this year's budget negotiations. From the very beginning, I have very clearly stated...

Assembly Budget to Include Funding to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced that the Assembly's SFY 2017-18 Budget includes funding for vital criminal justice reforms, including legislation to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility for...

Assembly Releases $153.8 Billion Spending Plan That Invests in New York Families

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Herman D. Farrell, Jr. today announced the Assembly's 2017-18 Families First budget proposal of $153.8 billion. The proposal would restore fairness to our tax structure, ensure that...

Press Conference Announcing Passing of Criminal Justice Reform Package

Good afternoon. The Assembly Majority began the 2017 legislative session with a promise to fight for a 21st century criminal justice system. We need a system that is fair, transparent and which upholds the assurance of equal protection and all of the...

Assembly to Deliver Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joined members of the Assembly Majority today to announce plans to pass a comprehensive package of legislation addressing disparities in New York State's criminal justice system. The package includes sweeping legislation...

The Remarks of Speaker Carl E. Heastie - Opening the 240th Legislative Session

Good afternoon. Welcome to everyone joining us in the Chamber today - the People's House of the New York State Legislature. It is my pleasure to begin the 2017 Legislative session by offering you my best wishes for a healthy and productive New Year. To...

Assembly Budget Proposal Would Raise the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility