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Assemblymember Kelles Secures Funding for Agrivoltaics Research in New York State Budget

Ithaca, NY – Assemblymember Anna Kelles secured $1 million in funding in the New York State FY 2024 budget to establish the Agrivoltaics Research Program. Agrivoltaics is the use of land for both agriculture and solar energy generation. In rural communities,...

Statement from Assemblymember Kelles on Starbucks’ Departure from Ithaca

Ithaca, NY – Over the weekend, Starbucks notified employees at its two remaining Ithaca branches that they would be shutting their doors permanently on May 26th. This troubling move comes less than a year after the corporation shuttered their first...

"Rape is Rape" Bill Passage in the Assembly

Dear Neighbors, Every 68 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, and only 25 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up serving a prison sentence. The numbers are startling. As your Assemblymember, I helped pass the ‘rape is rape’ bill to expand...

Assemblymember Anna Kelles’ Town Hall Focused on Community Safety, Data and Solutions

We all deserve to feel safe. This was the starting premise of the February 2 Virtual Town Hall held by Assemblymember Anna Kelles with the Vera Institute of Justice, who were joined by a panel of leaders from Tompkins and Cortland counties in the community...

Pause Climate-Killing Crypto mining Now! Advocates, Electeds, FLX Biz Owners + Residents Rally @ Capitol

On Wednesday, dozens of advocates, electeds, and Finger Lakes business owners and residents gathered at the Capitol to demand Governor Hochul place a moratorium on crypto mining. The group also called on the DEC to deny the air permit renewal application...

Assemblymember Kelles: Assembly One-House Budget Proposal Includes Critical Funding for Local Municipalities, the Care Economy, Education, Affordable Housing, And the Environment

Assemblywoman Anna Kelles announced today that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-23 Budget proposal includes critical funding to help New Yorkers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a smart budget for COVID-19 recovery,” said Assemblymember...
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