Press Releases

Rochester Area Legislators Hold Press Conference to Call for Increased Resources to Fight Crime, Boost Public Safety

Today, the Greater Rochester area members of the New York State Assembly Minority Conference hosted a press conference to discuss recent rises in violence and public safety concerns in the Greater Rochester area and throughout New York State. The delegation...

Jensen Calls for Stronger Fiscal Oversight as State Faces Budget Gaps

“With news this week that New York state government should expect billions of dollars in budget gaps and tax revenue falling, it’s clear that we must get our fiscal house in order. As inflation continues to rise, the state’s economic...

Jensen: Our Community Mourns The Life Of RPD Officer Mazurkiewicz

“Today, our community mourns the life of Rochester Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz. While on duty, protecting and serving the people of the City of Rochester, Officer Mazurkiewicz and fellow Officer Seno Sang were targeted by evil personified...

Jensen: Firefighter Robert Fowler Memorial Highway Designation Signed Into Law

Today, Gov. Hochul signed the Firefighter Robert Fowler Memorial Highway bill (A8534) into law which was introduced by Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece). Our neighbors can honor the spirit of Fowler’s legacy and heroism for years to come on...

Jensen: New Gun Bill Misses the Mark

“The legislation that will pass today misses the mark. Rather than focus on people who illegally acquire and use firearms to commit violent crimes with disregard for human life, this rushed action places further restrictions on New Yorkers who already...

Focus On The Community: A Look Back At The 2022 The Legislative Session

As my second legislative session ended, there was a lot we were able to advocate for and deliver to bring positive results to our community and across New York state. For me, one of the top priorities is to focus on the community that has trusted me to...

Jensen: We Need To Include All Frontline Workers In Health Care Bonus

As a member of the Health Committee, Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) is calling on Gov. Hochul and Commissioner Bassett to expand eligibility for all frontline healthcare and support staff, regardless of their employment and job title, as part...

Climate Action Council Continues Ignoring Rochester Region

Last month, Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) and his regional colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference called on the Climate Action Council (CAC) to hold an in-person hearing in the Rochester region for their draft scoping plans; however,...

Jensen And Mattera Announce Bills For Handicap-Accessible Playgrounds

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Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece), Sen. Mario Mattera (R,C, IP-Smithtown) and members of their Conferences gathered for a joint press conference regarding the introduction of the Everyone Can Play bill (A.9539/S.8626), which would create a state...

Jensen To Introduce Legislation Requiring Greater Oversight Of Cannabis Industry

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) is calling for greater oversight of New York’s new cannabis industry, including mandatory guidelines regarding product tracking and elimination of ambiguity around who is responsible for the inspections of...

Jensen Nominates Two Businesses To NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry

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Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) announced that two local businesses from the 134th District have been added to the NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry. Jensen successfully nominated VanPutte Gardens and Jackson’s Bakery both of which...

Climate Action Council Leaves Rochester Region Out Of Public Hearings

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) and his regional colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference are calling for the Climate Action Council (CAC) to hold an in-person hearing in the Rochester region for their draft scoping plan. This follows the...

Jensen: Despite A Record Price Tag, Budget Falls Short

“The budget passed today is the largest in our state’s history, reaching a soaring $220+ billion, yet is days late and lacking in priorities that millions of New Yorkers have been calling for. While there were items included that were certainly...

Jensen Pushes For Critical Library Funding In State Budget

“As we get closer to a finalized state budget, it’s essential our state’s libraries receive the funding they need to successfully operate and serve our communities. Our libraries aren’t just a place to check out books, they are...

Jensen: Respect For Our Taxpayers

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) has introduced a package of legislation to help New Yorkers keep more money in their pockets and respect the tax dollars sent to the state government. The “Respect Taxpayer Dollars Act” would: Create...

Jensen: Governor's Medicaid Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) is calling on Gov. Hochul to increase Medicaid rates to correct the damage done by budget cuts during the COVID-19 pandemic to long-term care facilities and nursing homes and fix years of neglect through lack of...

Jensen Nursing Home Budget Letter

Jensen: Suny Brockport to Give Convicted Murderer a Platform

“I ask that SUNY Brockport rescind its invitation to Anthony Bottom to be featured as a guest speaker on campus. Mr. Bottom, who now identifies as Jalil Muntaqim, is the convicted murderer of two New York City police officers. What type of message...

Jensen: SUNY Brockport to Give Convicted Murderer a Platform - Letter

Jensen: Our Veterans Need Support

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 Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) joined Assembly Members Jake Ashby and Ed Ra and other members of the Assembly Minority Conference to call for additional investments in the 2022-23 State Budget to help support veterans, veterans’ organizations...