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Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick Supports Park 51 Community and Religious Center

In a world where sound bite slogans and heated rhetoric have replaced thoughtful reflection and civil debate, I think it is important for all of us to return to reason in our discussions about the Park 51 mosque controversy. The Park 51 project has been...

Assemblymember Deborah Glick Introduces Legislation to Regulate Sperm Donations

The lack of standards regarding the number of live births per donor has long been a concern for the far-reaching implications for IVF children and their future relationships. It is important for all of those conceived through sperm donation that there...

Preparing for Hurricane Irene

As you probably know, New York City is expecting extremely bad weather this weekend as a result of Hurricane Irene. We should feel the effects of the storm beginning on Saturday through Monday. In any emergency it is good to be prepared so the following...

Jobs Program for the Middle and Working Class New Yorkers

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District, comments on the new NYS Jobs Initiative announced on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. “One stop shopping for these grants and incentives is a fabulous idea, especially for small business and entrepreneurial...

Assemblymember Glick Denounces Fracking

It appears that the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEC) will allow for hydro-fracking in much of New York State where shale deposits exist. Despite the attempt to suggest that protecting New York City and Syracuse's watersheds is sufficient,...

Advocating for Marriage Equality

Dear Friends, As we anxiously await the actions of the Senate, I thought you might be interested in viewing my speech regarding Marriage Equality that I delivered on the floor of the Assembly. Supporting Gay Marriage Gay Marriage is an issue...

Glick Celebrates Historic Passage of Marriage Equality

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District, announced today her elation that all committed couples will be able to participate in civil marriage throughout New York State. "I am almost without words to express the depth of my feelings on...

Statement on Selection of John King as New York State Chancellor of Schools

While I appreciate the fact that John King has the educational and training background appropriate for an Education Commissioner, by the same token I have concerns that his history within the charter school movement may create a bias (even an unconscious...

Announcing Panel on Reproductive Rights

I have organized a panel discussion on reproductive rights at 6:30pm next Wednesday, May 4th. I would love to see you there. I will moderate the panel discussion between Catherine Abate, Melissa Goodman, Dr. Sarah Miller and Rhonda Braxton. We will then...

The Department of Education's Scare Tactics

Earlier this week, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) released a list of proposed teacher layoffs that would be pursued if the State refuses to change legislation regarding seniority for Union members. This inspecific, yet ominous "data"...

Glick Introduces Bill to Limit Hospital Executive Compensation

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District, announced introduction today of legislation that would limit total compensation of hospital executives whose hospitals receive public funds to $250,000 annually. This compensation would include...

As someone who has spent nearly my entire adult life in Greenwich Village, I was crestfallen when St. Vincent's shut its doors. Not only was the hospital the center for our community's physical health, it also has been the lifeblood for many small local...

Assembly Chair of Higher Education on Cuomo Budget Cuts to CUNY & SUNY

I am very disappointed in Governor Cuomo's budget as it relates to public higher education in the Empire State. While one can argue with the Governor's assertion that there are trend factors in some areas of the budget which have made increases automatic,...

2011 New York City Parking Calendar

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick Lends Her Voice to the "It Gets Better" Campaign

Dear Friends, In an effort to move into the 21st Century, and to respond to all the folks who ask me to take my message to a larger audience, we are beginning to do video clips on issues of concern as they emerge. While I believe in thoughtful reflection...

Glick Announces Bereavement Leave for Same-Sex Partner Bill Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District, announced today that Governor Paterson has signed her bill, A.2563-A/S.6177-A, into law. This bill provides that employers who provide funeral leave for family members of deceased spouse shall not...

Glick Announces Tax Check-Off for Urban Forestry Fund

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District, confirmed passage of A2769-a/S7657-a in both houses of the NYS Legislature. This legislation would allow New York City residents to direct money on their tax returns to the New York City Parks,...

Glick Bill to Extend Pet Trusts Signed into Law

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, 66th Assembly District, announced today that Governor Paterson has signed into law her legislation (A.5985/S3070) that would repeal the 21-year limitation on pet trusts. Until now, pet owners who wished to provide in their...

Press Statement from Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, Chair Assembly Higher Education Committee

In good times and bad times, public higher education has taken it on the chin. I’m disappointed that the Governor’s budget proposal continues to erode support for our institutions of public higher education. Alleged reform proposals simply wash...

Press Statement Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, Chair Assembly Higher Education Committee

In good times and bad times, public higher education has taken it on the chin. I’m disappointed that the Governor’s budget proposal continues to erode support for our institutions of public higher education. Alleged reform proposals simply wash...