Press Releases

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill, Expanding Access to Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs), Passed by Assembly

A bill (A.5719-A) sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef was passed by the Assembly yesterday to expand the availability of Veterans Treatment Courts in the state and authorize the transfer of qualified cases from a criminal court in a county that does...

Statement to the Public Service Commission

I would first like to thank you for having these hearings. It is vitally important that those of us who live near the plant have our voices heard. I represent the 95th Assembly District which includes Buchanan and Indian Point.The Public Service Commission...

Assemblywoman Galef Calls for the Removal of Trump Name from State Park in Wake of Insurrection at Capitol

With the President having faced a second impeachment for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sent a letter to the New York State Parks Commissioner on Thursday calling for the signs on the Taconic State Parkway advertising...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Virtual Town Meetings

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host Virtual Town Meetings over Zoom this January. Itshould be noted that if certain constituents of Assemblywoman Galef’s are not available to attend the meeting designated for their community, they are welcome to...

Announcement of Virtual Town Meetings

Assemblywomen Galef and Paulin Request Postponement of Certification for New Voting Machines

Assemblywomen Sandy Galef and Amy Paulin sent a letter to the New York State Board ofElections requesting that the certification of any new voting machines be postponed and not authorized at their January 9th commissioners meeting. The letter expresses...

Harckham and Galef Job Protection and Local Funding Bills at Indian Point Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

Buchanan, NY – Three bills sponsored by New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef ensuring workforce protections and financial assistance to local municipalities and taxpayers while the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)...

Well Wishes for the New Year/Helpful Updates

Dear Constituent,The New Year is just around the corner and I hope that it will bring brighter days than what we have collectively endured in 2020.  Nonetheless, this year showed the strength of my district as we all made sacrifices, stayed home,...

Firemen’s Benevolent Association of Briarcliff Manor Now Considered Unincorporated

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s bill, A10313/S08531, sponsored in the State Senate by David Carlucci, was signed into law, chapter 598, on November 11th by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law changes the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department from a corporation...

Assemblywoman Galef Calls for Public Meeting to Hear Constituent Concerns About Holtec International Inc.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sent a letter to the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), calling for a public meeting before a final decision is rendered in the license transfer proceedings for Indian Point Energy Center, situated in Buchanan,...

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...