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May 2024

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Meeks Announce $8.1 Million in Enacted SFY 2024-25 Budget for Expansion and Modernization of Baden Street Settlement of Rochester

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Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Demond Meeks today visited Baden Street Settlement and announced the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget includes $8.1 million in funding for the facility, which will enable them to enhance services to...

Assembly Honors Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day with Passage of Legislation Expanding Access to Employment and Benefits

Speaker Carl Heastie and Committee on People with Disabilities Chair Rebecca A. Seawright today announced the passage of legislation in honor of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day to improve the lives of people with disabilities across New York. “It...

Speaker Heastie and Haitian American Legislative Delegation Announce $1.6 Million in Funding for Haitian New Yorker Community Based Organizations

Speaker Carl Heastie and members of the Haitian American Legislative Delegation today announced that the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget includes $1.6 million for community based organizations (CBOs) that support linguistically and culturally responsive...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Facilitate Building EV Fast Charging Stations in New York

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Didi Barrett today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation requiring that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) create a comprehensive plan to ensure electric vehicle...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Zinerman Announce $6 Million in Enacted SFY 2024-25 Budget for New Bedford Stuyvesant Health and Wellness Center

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Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Stefani Zinerman today announced the Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget includes $6 million in funding for the Bedford Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) facility, a new multi-service health...

Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Simons Foundation Co-Founder Jim Simons

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Simons Foundation Co-Founder Jim Simons. Jim was a brilliant mathematician and understood the important role science and math play in our future. Throughout his life he donated billions of dollars to...
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