Press Releases

Assemblywoman Galef to Distribute Hand Sanitizer and Masks from Assembly District Office

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be distributing free hand sanitizers and face masks to her constituents outside her Assembly District Office on Tuesday, September 8th, from 12pm-2pm, and on Wednesday, September 9th, from 10am-12pm. Hand sanitizer gel...

Letter to the Editor Regarding Utilities

To the Editor,With tropical storm Isaias now in the rearview mirror it is time for us, together, to move forward to ensure that we learn from this experience and avoid such prolonged outages in the future. While there are many reforms being discussed...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Virtual Town Hall on the Topic of Election Law

On Thursday September 3rd, at 7pm, State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall on the topic of election law to address questions, concerns, and ideas related to voting in the 2020 General Election, as raised by members of her constituency.Galef’s...

Galef & Harckham Pass Legislation to Enable a Residential Parking System on Two Croton-on-Hudson Streets

Ossining – New legislation was passed in both the Assembly and Senate to allow the Croton-on-Hudson Board of Trustees to establish a residential parking permit system on either side of Young and Hastings Avenues within the Village of Croton-on-Hudson,...

Assemblywoman Galef Urges Passage of Bill to Prevent Election Commissioners from serving as Political Party Chairs

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is encouraging her colleagues to pass legislation (A.4815/S.3309) to prevent Election Commissioners from serving as chairs of political parties. Across New York State the role of election commissioner is often held by the leader...

Letter to Editor Regarding Women's Suffrage Centennial

To the editor:What an exciting time to celebrate…100 years ago women won the right to vote in the United States.Two years ago, I visited Seneca Falls, New York, for a Women’s Equality Conference. This trip made me think about our state’s...

Assemblywoman Galef Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Local Institutions in Putnam County

Kent Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef distributing hand sanitizers to the Kent Library.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef distributed containers of hand sanitizer this past week to community institutions throughout Kent and Philipstown in Putnam County with Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming and Philipstown County Legislator Nancy Montgomery. The leaders...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces Kent Highway Department Received State Grant of $50,000 for Capital Improvements

From left to right, Bob Schaniel, Richard Othmer, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, and Troy Chadwick from the Kent Highway Department.
Kent, NY – Assemblywoman Galef announced that reconstruction on Dixon Road in the Town of Kent has been completed. Galef secured $50,000 in state funding for the Kent Highway Department to conduct critical maintenance work on Dixon Road. This grant...

Galef and Harckham Win Support for Jobs and Local Revenue at Indian Point

Albany, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham won strong support today for workforce protections and local municipalities and taxpayers while the Indian Point Energy Center undergoes its decommissioning process,...

Assemblymembers Galef & Buchwald Distribute Hand Sanitizer to Community Institutions in Need

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Assemblyman David Buchwald distributed containers of hand sanitizer this past week to the Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic and to Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP).Both of these organizations are dedicated...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Joins Assemblymembers from Around the State Requesting Federal Aid for State & Local Governments

New York State Assemblywoman Galef joined Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and over 90 other Majority Assembly representatives in delivering a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation requesting federal aid to states and local governments who...

Galef and Harckham Vow Continued Support for Jobs, Local Funding and Oversight at Indian Point

Buchanan, NY – New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef promised today to continue their strong support for workforce protections, local investments and rigorous oversight while the Indian Point Energy Center undergoes its...

Galef & Buchwald Slam Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Passing the Buck, Performing Lax Oversight

BUCHANAN – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has released a report calling the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline safe following a report by the NRC Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that found the initial analyses used “backwards...

STAR Program Remains Intact in Final 2020-2021 Budget Negotiations

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, chair of the NYS Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee, reports that an executive proposal to change the STAR program from an exemption to a credit for recipients making $200,000-$250,000 was rejected in the final 2020-2021...

Assemblywoman Galef’s “Tobacco Free Pharmacies Act” Passed in 2020-21 State Budget

A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Galef banning the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaping products in New York pharmacies was passed in the 2020-2021 State budget. Enacting this law in the budget, based on the Galef/Carlucci bill A.398/S592, signals...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Teatown Lake Reservation to Receive State Grant for Environmental Science Center

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Teatown Lake Reservation to Receive State Grant for Environmental Science Center
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that Teatown Lake Reservation received a $150,000 grant from New York State as a part of an adaptive re-use project, transforming an old garage into a state-of the-art research facility for young scientists.Funding...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Committee’s Inspector General Report Released on Wednesday, February 26th

A report released by the Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) Inspector General (IG) found that the analyses used to underpin the approval of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project, a natural gas pipeline, were deeply flawed. This pipeline sits,...

Assemblywoman Galef is Urging New Yorkers to Sign up as Organ Donors This Valentine’s Day

Assemblywoman Galef is Urging New Yorkers to Sign up as Organ Donors This Valentine’s Day
Cortlandt, NY – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef gathered with local municipal and county leaders, and organ donation advocates at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital this Valentine’s Day to encourage constituents, neighbors, and friends to...

Area Leaders Rally to Oppose Proposed Abolition of Bridge Authority

Assemblymember Jonathan G. Jacobson (D-104) organized a rally today, bringing together Assemblymember Sandy Galef (D-95) and other area leaders to express their opposition to Governor Cuomo’s proposed merger of the New York State Bridge Authority...

Harckham and Galef Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Indian Point Workforce Protection Bill

Harckham and Galef Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Indian Point Workforce Protection Bill
Buchanan, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham urged Governor Andrew Cuomo today to sign legislation that will offer job protections and guarantees for the workers at the Indian Point Energy Center.Galef and Harckham...