Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Extender Ensures Funding for Schools, Vital Programs

“As your representative in Albany, my top priority is to ensure families in our community can access the resources they need and our children can get the quality education they deserve. Today, I voted for a budget extender to fund state government...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Moves to ‘Raise the Age’ in One-House Budget Proposal

“Our justice system has failed our children. It treats teenagers like adults, and it simply isn’t working. The evidence has shown us time and time again that youth placed in adult facilities are less likely to be rehabilitated, have a greater...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Increases Education Aid by $1.8 Billion and Helps Make College Affordable

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she helped pass the state Assembly’s 2017-18 one-house budget proposal, which increases education aid by $1.8 billion to ensure students get the best education possible and expands access to...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Creates Jobs, Moves Long Island Forward

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal includes tax cuts for small businesses as well as investments in job creation and economic development initiatives. “It’s important...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Honors Local Women of Distinction

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) honored local, remarkable women on Friday, March 3, at her third annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony in Amityville. The Women of Distinction Awards, held in conjunction with Women’s History Month,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Fix STAR Program

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored to reform the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and streamline the process for homeowners (A.5969). “Long Island families pay some...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Seeks Nominations for Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she is accepting nominations for the 2017 Women of Distinction Awards in honor of Women’s History Month. “Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the progress women have...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: We Must Protect Our Children from Sex Offenders

“As a legislator and a mother, keeping our kids safe is always a top priority for me. Our state’s sex offender registry exists to protect our safety, and updating the current laws is an important and necessary step to keep New Yorkers informed...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Standing Up for Immigrants is the Right Thing To Do

“When I became a legislator, I promised to fight for all New Yorkers. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you deserve a fair and honest shot to make a good life for yourself. That’s why, today, I helped pass a legislative package...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Stronger Ethics Measures Make Government More Accountable

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she voted for reforms to make state government more accountable to New Yorkers. The first measure strips taxpayer-funded pensions from public officers convicted of corruption (A.1749). The second...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Pushes for Expanded Millionaires Tax

“New York State’s tax code places an unfair burden on low-income and middle-class families that simply isn’t sustainable, especially here on Long Island where the cost of living is so high. It’s time the wealthy paid their fair share....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Votes to Strengthen and Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the passage of two critical pieces of legislation that will strengthen and defend women’s reproductive freedom. The measures would affirm the right to an abortion in New York State (A.1748)...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is Fighting for Critical Funding to Improve Our Communities

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she is working to secure grants totaling $670,000 to complete infrastructure projects throughout the town of Babylon. “This funding is critical to help rebuild and beautify our neighborhoods...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Applauds Proposal to Provide Free College Tuition to Thousands of New York Students

“Yesterday, Governor Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide free college tuition to thousands of middle- and low- income students here on Long Island and across the state. Affordable tuition is something that I’ve been fighting to pass – New...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Expanding Access to Independent Living Services for Suffolk Residents Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced a bill she authored permitting the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) to operate service centers throughout the county has passed the Assembly (A.9950). The bill amends SILO’s original...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Legislation to Support Local Fire Districts Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the Assembly passed legislation she authored to benefit fire districts by raising the dollar-value threshold for used items the district is authorized to sell (A.10355). “We rely on our...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Bridge to be Renamed in Honor of U.S. Marine Tony Casamento

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that her bill to designate a bridge in the town of Babylon as Corporal Tony Casamento Memorial Bridge has passed the Assembly (A.8152-B). The bridge is located on county Route 28 at exit 34 on the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Let’s Honor Our Brave Heroes on Memorial Day

“Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. They put their lives on the line for us all, and on this day we stand in solidarity as a nation to thank them in spirit and ensure...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre and Presiding Officer Legislator Gregory Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with Local Community Members

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) held her second annual Haitian Flag Day celebration on Thursday, May 19th. She was joined by Suffolk County Presiding Officer Legislator DuWayne Gregory and over 200 members of the local community. The event...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Provides Banking Opportunities for Underserved Communities

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced a bill she authored to extend a program that expands banking services to underserved areas across New York State passed the Assembly (A.9480). The bill extends the Banking Development District Program...