Press Releases

Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and Senator Betty Little Announce Introduction of Bi-partisan Gender Neutral Bill to Update Antiquated Firefighter & Police Officer Language

Albany, NY – On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) and Senator Betty Little (R-Glens Falls) announced the introduction of gender neutral legislation (A8321/S6542) to update antiquated and inaccurate language in state...

Assembly Member Simon and Senator Golden Host 2nd Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany

Albany, NY – Today, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) and Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) hosted the 2nd Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day at the Capitol. People from all over New York State who are affected by Dyslexia attended including...

Assembly Passes the LICH Act

Today, the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act passed in the New York State Assembly, reported Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. “I am very pleased that this important piece of legislation protecting our communities is now one step closer...

Statement on the Proposed Education Investment Tax Credit/Parental Choice in Education Act

There is little doubt that many parents who choose to educate their children in religious or private schools feel the pinch. I understand this choice and the sacrifice many parents make. It is a choice my parents made when they sent me to Catholic schools....

Education Budget Letter

Dear Friend, I want to share with you my thoughts on the recently passed 2015-16 state budget and what it means for New York’s schools. This year’s state budget is the result of a hard-fought battle between the Legislature and the governor...