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Majority’s Record-High State Budget Does Nothing to Fight Soaring Inflation, Consumer Prices, Or Crime

“The one-house budget presented by the Assembly Majority shatters previous records by spending almost $12 billion in state operating funds over last year, an increase of over 10 percent. Despite spending $226 billion this proposal does nothing to...

Assemblymen Ed Ra and Jake Ashby Hold Press Conference Calling For $500 Million in Relief for ‘Invest In Veterans’ Package

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) stood up today in the New York State Capitol alongside Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I- Castleton) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference to call on Gov. Hochul and legislative leaders to “Invest in...

Ra Stands Up at State Capitol for Funding of Local Infrastructure Projects

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) joined colleagues from the state Senate and Assembly today to further the call from county and local highway superintendents across New York for increased state support for local roads, bridges and culverts.The group...

Ra Proud To Announce 2022 Italian-American Conference Scholarship

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the group's annual scholarship program.Four scholarships will be awarded to NYS resident...

Assemblymen Ra, Ashby & Colleagues Host ‘No Surrender’ Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD A Priority

Today, Assemblymen Ed Ra, Jake Ashby and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a “No Surrender” Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD a Priority roundtable event on Long Island.The event, one of several regional roundtables...

Mineola School District and Assemblyman Ed Ra Join Forces to Get Valentines to Veterans

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 With the help of students from Hampton Street, Jackson Avenue, Meadow Drive, and Mineola Middle Schools, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin square) and volunteers were able to celebrate another successful year of the Valentine's for Veterans program.Students...

Ra: Enough Is Enough, We Need To Repeal Bail Reform

 Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin) attended the first Joint Budget Hearing of 2022 on Public Protection. As ranking Minority member on Ways and Means, he questioned the New York State Office of Court administration regarding the need for judicial discretion...

Ra: Let’s Do Our Part To Help New Yorkers Recover

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined the Assembly Minority Conference in advocating for a bill to enact a two-year sales tax suspension on many everyday purchases, such as groceries, gas and housekeeping supplies (A.8481). In the past year, gas...

Ra: We Need To Address Critical Issues Facing Our State

“New York is facing a detrimental affordability crisis and Gov. Hochul’s budget proposal promised major investments in education, healthcare and infrastructure. I look forward to learning more about her plans for relief for New Yorkers paying...

Ra: It’s Time To Restore Law And Order In NY

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences in calling to restore law and order in New York state. They advocated for measures to ensure our police departments are properly funded, repeal the state’s...
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