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Working Group of the Community Advisory Committee on the Penn District:
Summary of Joint Feedback on Penn Expansion, Gateway, & General Project Plan for the Penn District
August 2021

Working Group of the Community Advisory Committee on the Penn District Joint Feedback on Penn Expansion, Gateway, & General Project Plan for the Penn District August 2021

Statement on the Resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo

I applaud the women who bravely told their difficult stories and thank Attorney General Tish James for her comprehensive and impartial report.Andrew Cuomo has done the right thing for the people of New York by resigning.I have confidence in Kathy...

Safe Staffing Bills Pass Legislature Statement by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried

“Today the Legislature is passing two safe staffing bills to ensure adequate nurse staffing in hospitals and nursing homes (A.108B/S.1168A and A.7119/S6346.) For decades, nurses, patients and their families, and legislators have fought for passage...

Assembly Health Committee Update

The Assembly Health Committee favorably reported 21 bills at its meetings on April 19 and 27 including the New York Health Act single-payer bill; “safe staffing” bill to ensure appropriate staffing levels in nursing homes; bills to expand...

A Historic Day: Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Adult Use of Marijuana in NYS

Today, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed the landmark Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, A. 1248A/S. 854A) to legalize the adult possession of cannabis in New York state.It’s a historic step in reforming our broken, racist...

Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Assembly Health Committee Advances Nursing Home Package

On Monday, March 1, the Assembly Health Committee advanced several bills to improve patient safety, accountability, and quality of care in nursing homes.These are part of an Assembly package of nursing home reform bills, including additional legislation...

Assembly Passes Legislation Providing Sick Leave for All New Yorkers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Yesterday both houses of the Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation to immediately provide all New Yorkers with sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic. I cosponsored the bill, A.10153/S.8091, which was introduced by Assembly Member...

As Pandemic Rages, Lawmakers Reintroduce New York Health Act with Majority Support in State Legislature

Albany, NY – Advocates and lawmakers called for the urgent passage of the New York Health Act (A.6058/S.5474) upon its reintroduction today, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequities, and poor health outcomes that underscore the critical...

Statement Calling on Governor Cuomo to Resign

Multiple and growing credible allegations of sexual harassment and recent reports detailing the cover-up of the true COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes are extremely disturbing and make it clear that Governor Cuomo is no longer the right governor for...
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Testimony of Assembly Member Richard Gottfried before the MTA Public Hearing on the Central Business District Tolling Program

Joint Statement on the New York City Planning Department’s Proposed Zoning Text Amendment on Mechanical Voids

Testimony before the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement in Support of Proposed Rules for the Enforcement of Local Law 146 for the year 2018

Public Charge Rule Comment by NYS Assemblymembers

Public Charge Rule Comment by NYS Assemblymembers

Expand and Strengthen Right to Counsel

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the NYC Human Resources AdministrationOffice of Civil JusticePublic Hearing on the Universal Access to Legal Services Programfor Tenants Facing EvictionThursday, November 15, 2018My name is Richard...

RTCNYC Coalition Draft Testimony for OCJ Hearing on 11/15

The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, which led the campaign for a right to counsel in eviction cases in NYC, is proud of the City’s new groundbreaking legislation and applauds the City Council and Mayor for adopting the legislation and the Administration...

Small Business Jobs Survival Act

Intro 737-ATestimony of Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedPublic Hearing: City Council Committee on Small BusinessCity HallOctober 22, 2018I am New York State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried and I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan. ...

Letter to MTA in Regards to Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Vote Rent Freeze

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the New York City Rent Guidelines BoardTuesday, June 19, 2018 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Chelsea,...
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