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Assembly Health Committee Passes 10 Bills

Medical Marijuana Clears Assembly Health Committee

Family Health Care Decision Act Passes Assembly

WIC: Ayudando a mujeres, bebés y niños a llevar una vida sana.

Anti-Torture Bill Moves in Albany

State Assembly Passes “GENDA” to Protect Rights of Transgender New Yorkers

The Assembly voted today on GENDA (A. 6584-A/S. 3753-A) for the first time since it was introduced in 2003. The bill, which passed 102-33, would protect transgender people under the Human Rights Law by prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity...

Save Chelsea Neighborhood Businesses

Health Budget: Lots of Good News

Prescription Drug Marketing Examined

New York Health Plus: Better Coverage for All of Us at Lower Cost
Brief Narrative & Full Report

Assembly Health Committee Passes 8 Bills - May 1, 2007

Gottfried Hails Spitzer Marriage Bill

Statement by Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried, sponsor of the Duane/Gottfried marriage bill in the New York State Assembly: “This is a great day for New York. Governor Spitzer’s marriage bill gives an enormous boost to the issue. The...

New York's #1 Health Problem: 2.6 Million Uninsured

Assembly Health Committee Passes 11 Bills - March 6, 2007

Assembly Health Committee Passes 15 Bills - February 6, 2007

Prescription Drug Savings Bill Passes Assembly – Senate Fails to Act

In the waning days of the Legislative Session, a bill that would help bring down drug costs for consumers and taxpayers by organizing the collective market power of New York's prescription drug consumers, EPIC and the state employee health plan was one...

No Second-Rate Javits Expansion

“In 2004, I sponsored the law to expand and renovate the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in my district. But the draft plan on which the New York Convention Center Development Corporation Board is voting today fails to deliver on what the legislature...

Hudson Yards Financing: Safeguarding the City

I am Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes Clinton, Chelsea, Midtown, Murray Hill, and part of the Upper West Side, including the entire area that the Bloomberg Administration has proposed...

Jets Stadium Faces New Hurdles from Assembly as Javits Expansion Moves Ahead

Statement Supporting New Assembly Bill on Javits Convention Center Expansion The expansion of the Javits Convention Center will be good for New York City’s future. As the Assembly Member representing the Javits site and the sponsor of the original...

New York State Should Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

I appreciate the opportunity to testify on the issue of civil marriage for same sex couples. I commend State Senator Thomas Duane for holding this public forum. It is good to share a legislative district with people with whom I also share so much of...