Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly Web page.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do here in the New York State Assembly’s 109th District for the City of Albany and Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland to pass laws designed to build a more vibrant New York and Capital Region.

You can contact me with issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our communities stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Assembly District.

I encourage you to visit this site regularly or follow me on social media to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.

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Constituent Survey, Opinion Piece on the NYS Justice Center, New Commission on Prosecutorial Misconduct

Summer is winding down and we have some great weather to look forward to this weekend! State Issues Survey. While I recognize it is not scientific, I am gratified and intrigued with survey responses from my newsletter that hundreds of you have sent....

Local News Crisis, Federal Emissions Standards, Enviro Score Cards Out

Local news coverage is critical connection for people to their communities. Working to report a basic set of facts for public discourse, holding public officials accountable and giving a voice to the working class makes local news indispensable. This...

More Bad News at the Federal Level – Separation Policy, Supreme Court & More

This rapid-fire news this week has left many of us with political whiplash. Tuesday’s primary results, more disturbing revelations on the Trump Administration’s separation policy, along with the Janus decision and a new vacancy on the US Supreme Court...

Wrapping up 2018 Session

Friend – This past week marked the end of the 2018 legislative session. While much work remains to be done, including on bail and criminal justice reforms, ethics reforms and teacher evaluations, I’m proud of what the Assembly has accomplished this...

End of Session Nears

The Assembly is about to enter the last week of legislative session, however much work remains to be done as most of the 11,000 bills are still pending! This week I was particularly pleased to support an expanded version of the Extreme Risk Protection...

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