Press Releases

Ashby: New Yorkers Are Final Authority On Moving Our State Forward

“The governor's deference to international officials over our own state's leaders and citizenry is disturbing. While the complexities of this pandemic remain a significant challenge, we as New Yorkers are the final authority on moving our...

Ashby Delivers Sanitizer to YMCA

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) delivered hand sanitizer to Shannon Romanowski, executive director of the Greenbush Area YMCA, which is still operating a number of important programs for the community. New York state hand sanitizer will be...

Ashby Urging Federal Government and State to Invest in Broadband Infrastructure

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) and his colleagues wrote letters to the president, the state congressional delegation, Gov. Cuomo and other state officials to release funds meant to expand broadband internet infrastructure throughout New...

Ashby Asking Federal Government to Include Volunteer Firefighters and EMS Workers in New Pandemic Relief Aid

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) has signed a letter with his Assembly Minority colleagues asking the president and the New York State congressional delegation to consider including financial aid for firefighters and emergency medical service...

Bipartisan Team of State Legislators Write Governor to Help Secure Covid-19 Testing Kits

A letter was sent to Gov. Cuomo from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton), Sen. Daphne Jordan, Sen. Neil Breslin and Assemblyman John McDonald to request 5,000 COVID-19 testing kits. The Rensselaer County Health Department has already coordinated...

Ashby Urging New York to Start Planning for the Future

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) and his Assembly Minority colleagues are urging the state to develop a careful regional approach that puts the safety of the public first while balancing the economic interests of New Yorkers. The legislators...

Ashby Urges Federal Government to Provide Relief to NY Agricultural Industry

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) signed a joint letter with his Assembly Minority colleagues to urge President Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S....

Ashby: NY Must Pass Only Budget Necessities during Health crisis

“Considering that New York is facing the exceptional challenge of managing the COVID-19 outbreak, the Legislature should focus on passing a budget which ensures government functionality and provides quality care to those affected by the virus, while...

Ashby Votes for Employment Protections For Quarantined New Yorkers

“It is evident that the coronavirus outbreak is going to make things very difficult for New Yorkers. Today we provided protections for anyone who is in mandatory and precautionary quarantine for COVID-19. They cannot lose their jobs, will have access...

Ashby Joins Assembly Minority Colleagues in Asking for Small Business Emergency Recovery Act Of 2020

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) is joining his Assembly Minority colleagues in calling for the inclusion of the “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020” in this weeks’ legislative efforts to pass a fiscal plan and provide...

Ashby: NY Must Remain Focused on Coronavirus Response and It’s Fiduciary Responsibility

“Any work the Legislature conducts this week should remain focused on helping the many New Yorkers impacted by coronavirus and ensuring the state keeps government operational and meeting its financial obligations.“These are truly extraordinary...

Ashby Pushing For $150 Million Increase For Local Roads And $65 Million Restoration To Extreme Winter Recovery Program

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton), highway superintendents, and his Assembly Minority colleagues called for a $150 million increase to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) for a total of $588 million of investment...

Ashby Welcomes Hoosick Falls Senior To Job Shadow At The Capitol

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) welcomed Hoosick Falls High School senior Madeline Walker to job shadow him during one of his legislative days in the Capitol. Walker was introduced in the Assembly Chamber during the day she joined the Assemblyman...

ICYMI: Ashby Calling for Restoration of $6 Million in Budget for Veterans Programs

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) hosted a “Voices for Veterans” press conference today in the State Capitol. He brought together veterans, veteran service administrators and his legislative colleagues to call for the restoration...

Ashby: The Governor Cannot Shut Out Homeland Security Over Green Light Law

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) and his Assembly and Senate Minority colleagues held a press conference today to call on the governor to reinstate federal access to Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) databases. As a result of the Green Light...

Ashby Honors Gold-Winning Capital District Sled Warriors at the State Capitol

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) welcomed STRIDE Adaptive Sports Capital District Sled Warriors to the State Capitol. The Sled Warriors is an adaptive full-contact sled hockey team comprising of wounded warrior veterans and athletes with special...

Ashby Calling For Action On Bail Reform Repeal

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) again is calling for action to be taken to repeal the bail reform law in response to the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Public Protection. The assemblyman’s bill, A.8855, would fully repeal the bail...

Ashby, Law Enforcement Rally For Repeal Of Bail Reform

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) , Rensselaer County DA Mary Pat Donnelly, Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy and Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett were among those at a rally held at the State Capitol calling for the repeal...

Ashby Appointed Ranking Minority On Assembly Committees On Veterans’ Affairs And Aging

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) was appointed by newly-elected Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) to be the Ranking Minority Member on the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. In his role, Ashby will be able...

Ashby: Unchecked Growth In Spending Cause Of $6.1 Billion Budget Hole

“With a $6.1 billion budget deficit and total spending exceeding $178 billion, it is obvious that our state has a spending problem. New York must carefully reduce spending while ensuring investment in the areas that matter most, such as school aid,...