Press Releases

Jensen Reflects on First Legislative Session

“I ran for the state Assembly to make a real difference – and through my work in Albany, I was able to deliver real results to our community through many common-sense bills, while standing up against issues of government irresponsibility,” said...

Jensen: Stop Masking Our Kids

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference today to introduce a new bill that would prohibit state agencies from mandating mask requirements for children under 18-years-old in schools...

Jensen: Now Is the Time to Restore Local Authority

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) joined members of the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences at a press conference today to introduce a resolution in both houses to remove the declared state of emergency for New York. As our state continues to...

Jensen Stands With Victims Of Crime

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference to introduce a package of anti-crime bills to “Restore Order” to New York state following a surge of violence. Jensen’s bill, which would make it a Class B...

Jensen: Mask Mandate for Children Is Absurd

“The new mask mandate for kids over 2 years old just isn’t feasible. Over the weekend, I received multiple calls from concerned parents and childcare providers who are in a nightmare trying to figure out how to implement this outrageous policy.“Adults...

Jensen and Ortt: Protecting Residents and Communities Along the Erie Canal

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Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) and Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt held a joint press conference on Tuesday, May 18 in Spencerport, NY to introduce a bill that would require the NYS Canal Corporation to notify local governments when they plan...

Jensen Swears in New President

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Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) attended and swore in new President Ken Preston at the 2021 Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York (AFDSNY) Annual Meeting on May 7.Ken is a 55-year member of the North Greece Fire District, where...

Jensen Objects To Extension Of Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) joined the Assembly Minority Conference’s Zoom press conference objecting to a bill introduced by the Majority to extend the eviction moratorium. The eviction moratorium is set to expire May 1; however, the Majority’s...

Jensen: Allow Fire Department Carnivals to Reopen

Today, Gov. Cuomo released new guidance that allows the New York State Fair to safely reopen this summer. Although this is great news, communities across the state are left wondering if their local fire department carnivals will be allowed to resume as...

Jensen: Our Veterans Deserve Better

“After a $212 billion state budget that raises the cost of living on all New Yorkers and having over one million residents leave our state in the last ten years, it’s extremely disappointing to see Assembly Majority turn their backs on our veterans...

Jensen: Expedite Relief for Unemployed New Yorkers

“Over the past four weeks, my office has seen a drastic uptick in the number of residents reaching out about a lag in receiving unemployment benefits – and it’s only getting worse as residents attempt to re-certify their claims from March 2020.”“As...

Jensen: Our Schools Need Guidance

“I’m calling on the Department of Health to provide clear and concrete guidance for school districts as they work toward reopening at full capacity. In order to safely and responsibly get our children back where they need to be, in school, the DOH...

Jensen Joins Calls for Rent and Landlord Relief

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Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) stood with members of the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences to call for the state to act and distribute the approved $1.3 billion in federal funds into the hands of renters and landlords who desperately need...

Jensen: Remove Curfew on Restaurants and Bars

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) has proudly joined his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences in calling for the removal of the 11 p.m. curfew on restaurants and bars across New York state.Gov. Cuomo has allowed the curfew to...

Jensen Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Death of Firefighter at State Fire Academy

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) recently sent a letter to Attorney General Letitia James to respectfully request her office investigate the circumstances surrounding the medical emergency suffered on March 3, 2021 by Watertown Firefighter Peyton...

Jensen On One-House Budget

“I was disappointed reading through the Majority’s one-house budget today. While New York received the aid it was looking for from the federal government in the “America Rescue Package” and state tax revenue projections are higher than we expected,...

Jensen Calls for Gov. Cuomo To Resign

“Every day, new allegations are disclosed of sexual harassment, inappropriate workplace conduct and misconduct regarding our state’s nursing homes. As New York works to pass a budget, deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and our state’s economic recovery,...

Jensen Will Vote Against Insufficient Repeal Bill That Continues Gov. Cuomo’s Emergency Powers

This afternoon, Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) will be joining with his colleagues in the Assembly Minority to vote against legislation that claims to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, yet, in actuality extends them indefinitely and allows...

Jensen Opposed to Legislative Half-Measure Revoking Gov. Cuomo’s Extraordinary Powers

“The negotiated agreement between Senate and Assembly Majority is a water-downed half-measure that does not respond to New Yorkers demands that the Legislature rescind Governor Cuomo’s extraordinary executive powers, restore the Legislature as a co-equal...

Jensen Introduces Legislation to Help New York’s Small Communities

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) is proud to have introduced legislation that would establish the “Local Government Capital Improvement Grant Program” to help small communities across New York State afford improvements to critical municipal...