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Assemblyman Perry Passes Historic Bill to Create Statewide Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct

Albany - On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed legislation (A.5285) sponsored by Assemblyman Nick Perry to establish a commission which would investigate complaints of prosecutorial misconduct. The bill passed the Senate last week, and will...

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Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program Helps Brooklyn Students with College Debt

The problem is well-documented and alarming: College students who graduated in 2015 were the most indebted in U.S. history, and student borrowing for higher education continues to rise.[1] Despite those facts, for many young people, the benefits of pursuing...

HEAP can help with high home-heating costs this winter

We’ve been fortunate to experience quite a few warm days this fall, but have no doubt New York’s cold winter weather is coming, and that means turning up our thermostats and shouldering the high costs of heating our homes. For those who fall...

Assemblyman Perry Says Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

Pay equality for women and men is not a bold or novel idea. It’s common sense. Two people doing the same work with the same skill should be compensated equally, regardless of their gender. And yet that’s still not the reality in New York State...

Assemblyman Perry Cautions Constituents to Beware of Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents

Does this sound familiar? “All I need is your social security number.” “Claim your free prize now!” “This investment is guaranteed to make money!” These days, we’ve become familiar with many of the telltale signs of...

Assemblyman Perry: A New Year Brings New Laws

With each New Year, we look forward to changes and improvements in our communities. Many of these changes will come with new laws that went into effect in our state on Jan. 1. Today, I’d like to highlight some of the laws that will benefit D-Kings...

Assemblyman Perry: ‘Families First’ Budget Proposal Aims to Provide Economic Security for All

Assemblyman N. Nick Perry announced the release of the Assembly’s 2015-16 “Families First” budget proposal (E.203). The $150.7 billion budget plan focuses on New York’s families by making investments in education, health and human...

Tax Credits Are Available to Help You Save Money

Too often, hardworking families miss the opportunity to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in federal and state tax credits. These tax credits are in place to help families make their hard-earned dollars stretch just a little further. Current...

Assemblyman Perry: National African American History Month, a Time to Recommit Ourselves to Equal Rights

Each February, we observe National African American History Month, an occasion for remembrance that has been designated by every president since 1976, including President Obama, our first African-American president. National African American History Month...

Perry Co-Sponsors, and Helps Pass Legislation to Create Homeowners Bill of Rights

Assemblyman N. Nick Perry is pleased to announce that legislation he co-sponsored to create a Homeowners Bill of Rights passed the Assembly (A.2287-A). The Homeowners Bill of Rights would require insurers to provide homeowners with a disclosure notice...

Perry Votes to Pass Legislation to Help Military Families

As a proud veteran of the US Army, Assemblyman N. Nick Perry is especially pleased to announce that the Assembly passed legislation to ease some of the hurdles facing military families (A.9216-A). The measure addresses school transfers that children with...

Assemblyman Perry’s Efforts Help Pass New Law Which Will Give Seriously Ill Patients Access to Medical Marijuana

Assemblyman N. Nick Perry announced the Assembly passed legislation agreed to by the Senate and governor allowing seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana to treat debilitating and life-threatening illnesses (A.6357-E). “The agreement reached...

Assemblyman Perry: Assembly Gives Senate an Opportunity to Pass the DREAM Act to Make the Dream of Attending College a Reality

Assemblyman Perry (D-Kings County – 58th AD) announced he helped pass the New York State DREAM Act for the second time in the 2014 legislative session (A.2597-A). This measure –which would allow children of immigrant parents to apply for scholarships...

Assemblyman Perry Announces School Funding Increase to Providers of Special Education

“In an overdue victory for some of New York’s most vulnerable children, schools working with special needs children will receive a 3.8 percent increase in funding. This is vital funding that will help special education providers better serve...

Assemblyman Perry Passes Legislative Package to Combat New York’s Heroin Epidemic

Assemblyman Perry (D-Kings County – 58th AD) announced the Assembly has passed legislation to address the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in New York State. The governor is expected to sign the measures into law. “Heroin is devastating...

Assemblyman Perry Leading the Way in Protecting, Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Assemblyman N. Nick Perry in an effort to limit the devastation of domestic violence, helped the Assembly pass a number of measures to provide better assistance, protection and justice to victims. The Assembly also passed a resolution declaring April...

Assemblyman Perry Passes Legislation to Strengthen New York's Rent Laws and Protect Tenants' Rights

Assemblyman N. Nick Perry announced that the Assembly passed a series of bills that would enhance tenants' rights, as well as protect them from unfair housing practices. The legislation also includes measures aimed at expanding and protecting affordable...

Assemblyman Perry Announces Summer Reading Challenge!

Assemblyman Perry (D-Kings County- 58th AD) announced that the Assembly’s annual Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner. Every year, the Assembly partners with New York State libraries to encourage children to continue reading during...