Press Releases

Ra Celebrates National Nurses Week At Franklin Hospital

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently presented a Legislative Resolution to the nurses at Franklin Hospital, which proclaimed May 6-12, 2012 as Nurses Week in New York State. Noting that nurses serve as the backbone of the healthcare industry,...

Thirst For The Title As Seniors Select Winner In “Fountain Of Youth” Taste Test

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined the Long Island Water Conference and elected officials from Hempstead and Garden City for the “Fountain of Youth” water tasting contest. During the contest, which was put on by the Long...

Ra Celebrates Installation Of 2012 Nassau County Fire Commission

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined with other elected officials to celebrate the installation of the 2012 Nassau County Fire Commission. During the event, 1st Battalion Chairman Richard Gardner was installed as the new fire commission...

Ra Recognizes Franklin Square Explorers For Outstanding Efforts

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella, members of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department (FSMFD) and Explorers Post 710 for the Explorers installation of officers banquet. During...

Ra Celebrates West Point Day At Capitol

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined his colleagues in thanking all of New York’s service members, including cadets, for their sacrifice by sponsoring a legislative resolution in their honor. The annual West Point Day, held...

Ra Announces Scholarship Opportunities For Area Students

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today announced he is accepting applications in his district office for scholarships to be awarded by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. The group will award four $1,500 scholarships...

Ra: Budget Works For LI Families, Businesses

I was proud to support the 2012-13 state budget, a fiscal plan that will not only keep but increase Long Island’s share of school aid, restore funding for hospitals and health clinics, promote pro-growth policies by investing in public projects and...

Ra And Norton: West Hempstead Secures World Trade Center History

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today was joined by Rosalie Norton, president of the West Hempstead Community Support Association, to announce that West Hempstead has secured one of the last remaining steel beams from the site of the former...

Assembly Minority Hosts Budget Forum

Members of the New York State Assembly Minority Conference Long Island Delegation today held a public forum in Mineola focusing on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012-13 executive budget proposal. The Legislators asked the public to weigh in on the proposed...

Ra Honors Valley Stream Students For Black History Month Achievements

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently honored six Valley Stream School District students with an award reception as part of the first annual Black History Month Essay and Art Contest. The reception, held at Willow Road Elementary School,...

Ra Honors Elmont Students For Black History Month Achievements

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently honored 14 Elmont students with an award reception as part of the first annual Black History Month Art and Essay Contest. The reception, held at the Elmont Library children’s section where the award-winning...

Ra Hosts First Identity Theft Seminar In Floral Park

Ra Attends 2012 Model UN Kickoff In Elmont

Ra Remains Focused On Jobs, Lower Taxes, Fair Share For Schools In 2012

Jobs, low taxes, unfunded mandate relief, and a fair share of education aid for our local schools remain the most critical issues facing our community. My priorities for the upcoming budget process will mirror those issues in an effort to improve the...

Ra: Divestment Act Strengthens Global Security

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently responded to his vote in support of legislation that would ensure New York does not invest taxpayer dollars in companies that could enhance Iran’s energy sector and promote its nuclear weapons program....

Ra: Jobs, Low Taxes, Stronger Schools Top Priorities In 2012

“Economic growth, low taxes, unfunded mandate relief and continued support for our schools must be on the agenda as lawmakers debate this year’s state budget. I was encouraged today by Governor Cuomo’s State of the State remarks and embrace...

Ra Joins St. Catherine Community To Save School From Closure

Ra Joins Cuomo To Reduce Unfair MTA Tax

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and fellow Long Island lawmakers in West Hempstead for the signing of legislation to repeal and reduce the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll tax. Ra noted...

Ra: REDC Funding Can Grow Jobs

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) yesterday joined Governor Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to announce the Long Island Regional Development Council (REDC) secured a “Best Plan Awardee” recognition along with $101.6 million...

Ra: Tax Reform Package & MTA Rollback Necessary For LI Growth

Today’s extraordinary session was an opportunity for Albany to demonstrate its leadership by delivering tax relief for middle-class families and revamping the unfair Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll tax. With Washington in partisan...