Press Releases

Jacobson Praises Damning PSC Report Documenting Central Hudson’s Multiple Missteps and Violations

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is praising the Public Service Commission (PSC) for the report it released today, documenting the deeply troubled launch of Central Hudson’s new, multi-million-dollar billing system. Among its many findings,...

Governor Signs Major Utility Reform Bill Sponsored by Jacobson and Hinchey

Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a sweeping utility reform bill (A.4055/S.4234) sponsored by Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) and State Senator Michelle Hinchey (D-41) aimed at curbing chronic late billing by Central Hudson and other utility companies....

Jacobson Applauds Proposed EPA Rule Requiring All Lead Water Lines to be Replaced

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is commending the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal requiring all lead service lines be replaced. While the EPA has water standards regarding lead, this is the first time that the agency would...

Jacobson Praises State Education Department Proposal to Require Financial Literacy for Graduation

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is praising the new State Education Department Blue Ribbon Commission proposal to require financial literacy classes to graduate high school. This requirement mirrors Jacobson’s own bill (A2298). “Graduating...

Jacobson, Deichler, and Environmental Advocates Call on City of Poughkeepsie to Get the Lead out of City Drinking Water

On Thursday, July 6th at 5:30pm, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson, City of Poughkeepsie Councilperson Megan Deichler, and environmental advocacy groups call on Mayor Mark Nelson and the Common Council to adopt an ordinance committing the City of Poughkeepsie...

Jacobson Announces $30,000 for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

On Friday, June 23rd at 11am, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) will announce $30,000 in funding for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s educational programming WHO:Assemblymember Jonathan JacobsonDavid Toman, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater...

Jacobson and Hinchey Pass Legislation Curbing Late Billing from Central Hudson

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) and State Senator Michelle Hinchey (D- 41) have passed legislation aimed at curbing chronic late billing by Central Hudson and other utility companies. Bill A.4055A/ S04234-A prohibits utilities from back-billing...

Jacobson Passes “Faithless Electors” Legislation to Ensure that Presidential Votes Are Properly Counted

This week, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) passed legislation (A928) requiring New York’s electoral voters to cast their ballots for the presidential and vice- presidential candidates who win the state’s popular vote in the November general...

Jacobson Calls on President Biden to Provide Work Papers for Asylum Seekers in the Town of Newburgh

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) sent a letter this week calling on President Biden to provide work papers for asylum seekers who were recently sent from New York City to the Town of Newburgh. In his letter, Jacobson wrote: “New York City is...

Jacobson Statement on Migrants Housed in Town of Newburgh

“A little more than a week ago, the office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams notified me that he would be sending sixty migrant men from New York City to a hotel in the Town of Newburgh. I immediately emphasized the need for sufficient support staff....

Jacobson Statement on 2023-24 New York State Budget

“I am proud of the many wins in the newly passed state budget. I fought hard for Hudson Valley families, delivering significant increases to public schools, including for pre-K and Kindergarten programs. Major investments in childcare and our public...

Jacobson Continues to Hammer Central Hudson with Virtual Forum on Utility Customers’ Rights

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) announced that he will be hosting a virtual forum with the Public Utility Law Project to let customers of Central Hudson and other utility companies know their rights. What: A virtual forum with the Public...

Jacobson Praises Public Service Commission Audit of Central Hudson Billing Practices

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) is praising the Public Service Commission’s recent announcement that it will be auditing Central Hudson’s winter storm response and estimated billing practices. Jacobson said, “It’s high time Central...

Jacobson Praises Governor Hochul’s Convening a New Interstate Task Force on Illegal Gun Trafficking

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) is praising Governor Hochul’s announcement that she is convening a new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns to stop the flow of illegal guns into New York and other states in the northeast. Jacobson...

Jacobson Announces a 100% Score from the League of Conservation Voters

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced that he has received a 100% score on the New York League of Conservation voters’ 2021 Legislators Scorecard that was released by the environmental advocacy group last week. Assemblymember Jacobson...

Jacobson Announces $20K for Howland Public Library in Beacon

Today, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced a $20,000 special Assembly grant for the Howland Public Library in Beacon. Assemblymember Jacobson was joined by Library Director Kristen Salierno and Board of Trustees Vice-President Diane Landau-Flayter....

Jacobson Announces $20K for Marlborough Libraries

Today, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced two $10,000 special Assembly grants for the Sara Hull Hallock Library and the Marlboro Free Library. At the Sara Hull Hallock Library, Assemblymember Jacobson was joined by Library Director Lois...

Jacobson Announces $25K in Funding for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Yesterday, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) announced a $25,000 special Assembly grant to the Poughkeepsie Public Library for a satellite branch at the Family Partnership Center. He was joined at the announcement by Tom Lawrence (Poughkeepsie...

Jacobson Announces $30K in Funding for the Newburgh Free Library

Today, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) joined Newburgh Free Library Executive Director Mary Lou Carolan to announce $30,000 in funding to create a Digital Equity Lab. Jacobson said, “I am proud to announce that I am awarding a $30,000 Assembly...

Jacobson Announces Two Workers Comp Reform Bills Pass the State Legislature

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) has announced that two Workers’ Compensation reform bills he introduced (A359-A and A386), have both passed the Assembly and Senate. The bills now go to the Governor for his signature. “As a former Workers...