Press Releases

Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Expanding on Tax Exemptions Available for People with Disabilities Who Modify Their Homes to Improve Accessibility

Governor Cuomo has signed bill A5137/S6452 into law, which will allow for additional property tax exemptions for residential real property when an improvement has been made to enhance accessibility for a physically disabled homeowner. The bill, sponsored...

Legislation to Include Email for Official Voter Communication Signed into Law

Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator David Carlucci that allows voters the option to provide their email address when registering to vote was signed into law today by Governor Cuomo. The bill, A.1565/S.1718, makes it easier...

Westchester and Rockland Assembly Delegation Members Call on Governor Cuomo to Halt Further Changes to STAR Program That Negatively Impact Our Constituents

Westchester and Rockland Assembly Delegation Members Call on Governor Cuomo to Halt Further Changes to STAR Program That Negatively Impact Our Constituents
Assemblymembers representing Westchester and Rockland Counties gathered today with representatives from the New York State Assessors' Association to call on Governor Cuomo to stop making further changes to the STAR and Enhanced STAR programs in the...

Election Reform Bills Regarding Opportunity to Ballot Petitions Signed by Governor Cuomo

Two bills that promise to reform the Opportunity to Ballot Petition process in New York State elections were recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Bill A6714/S5475, sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (Westchester, Putnam) and Senator...

Galef/Robach Bill for Safer Car Seats Going into Effect this November

Bill A.8100/S.652, sponsored by New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Joe Robach, will be going into effect on November 1, 2019. This law requires that children under two years of age be restrained in a rear-facing car seat in most instances....

Assemblywoman Galef Interviews Storyteller Jonathan Kruk TV Special “Dear Sandy”

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sits down with Jonathan Kruk, local storyteller, to talk about his work throughout the Hudson Valley.
In the latest episode of her TV show “Dear Sandy,” Assemblywoman Sandy Galef interviews local Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, a Cold Spring resident who performs throughout the community.The episode begins with a clip of one of Kruk’s performances,...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Interviews President and CEO of Feeding Westchester in TV Special “Speak Out with Sandy Galef”

Assemblywoman Galef sits down with Leslie Gordon, President and CEO of Feeding Westchester to discuss the vital work her organization does across the county.
On the newest edition of “Speak Out,” Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is joined by Leslie Gordon, President and CEO of Feeding Westchester, to discuss the critically important role Feeding Westchester plays in the county. The Assemblywoman visited...

Assemblywoman Galef Hosted Event to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Left to right, local author Susanna Reich, Westchester County Supervisor Catherine Borgia, two of the Assemblywoman’s interns Catherine and Riley, Kent Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenber
This Saturday, October 19th, 2019 New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef held an event at the Ossining Historical Society to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of women’s right to vote being passed by Congress. She was joined by men and women...

Assemblywoman Galef Interviews Executive Director of Friends of Karen in TV Special “Dear Sandy”

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sits down with Judith Factor, the Executive Director of Friends of Karen
In the latest episode of her TV show “Dear Sandy,” Assemblywoman Sandy Galef interviews Judith Factor, the Executive Director of Friends of Karen. In this episode, the two discuss the work Friends of Karen does as a network dedicated to helping...

Assemblywoman Galef Invites Public to Event Celebrating the 100th Year Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

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On Saturday, October 19th, 1:00 pm outside the Ossining Historical Society, New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is hosting a reading of the Declaration of Sentiments. Rain date for the event is Sunday, October 20th at 1:00 pm. The event is free;...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Interviews Members of the Westchester Women’s Agenda

On the newest edition of “Speak Out,” Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is joined by mother and daughter pair Antoinette Klatzky and Sheila Klatzky from the Westchester Women’s Agenda.
On the newest edition of “Speak Out,” Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is joined by mother and daughter pair Antoinette Klatzky and Sheila Klatzky from the Westchester Women’s Agenda. Antoinette currently serves as co-chair of the organization....

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill Designating Drew Lake as Major Inland Waterway Signed by Governor

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s bill, A6571A/S5828A, sponsored in the Senate by Senator Sue Serino, was signed into law on Friday, September 13th. The bill adds Drew Lake in the Town of Kent to the definition of an inland waterway. This designation will...

Letter to the Editor – Medical Aid in Dying

To the Editor, The New York “Medical Aid in Dying Act,” A2694/S3947, presents New York with an opportunity to join other states in helping to prevent the prolonging of suffering for terminally ill patients. My hope is that drawing...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Fall 2019 Internship Opportunities

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Ossining, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s office has announced upcoming internship openings for the 2019-2020 school year. These unpaid internship opportunities are open to high school and college students who are looking to...

Letter to Editor – Organ Donation

To The Editor,As we take time to relax and enjoy the summer, I think it is important for us to take a moment to think about people who may not be so lucky. In particular, I want to raise awareness of the critical need for organ donations in our state....

Assemblywoman Galef to Host 2019 Senior Forum

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announces that her 2019 Senior Forum will be held on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, from 9 am- 12 noon at the Cortlandt Town Hall, located at 1 Heady Street in Cortlandt Manor. The morning will begin with a light breakfast provided...

Letter to the Editor – STAR Program Changes

To The Editor,I want to make all homeowners who receive STAR tax benefits aware of some important changes to the program going into effect this year. While the amount homeowners save may not change, how they see their savings might.The STAR tax credit...

Assemblywoman Galef Joins Senator Harckham to Announce Two Bills to Protect Indian Point Workers, Taxpayers and Surrounding Communities

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Peekskill, NY – Assemblywoman Galef joined Senator Pete Harckham, 40th Senate District, yesterday to announce two important bills to help protect the workers employed by Indian Point and the surrounding communities that will be impacted by the closure.The...

Galef, Carlucci & Abinanti Recognize Safe Boating Week

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Ossining – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, a representative from Senator David Carlucci’s office, local leaders, U.S. Power Squadrons, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary held a press conference on Saturday during a Boating Safety course in order to highlight...

Galef & Carlucci Call for Dream’s Law to Be Signed by the Governor

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Ossining – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Senator David Carlucci, and advocates held a press conference on the Thursday, ahead of Mother’s Day, to call on the Governor to sign and codify Dream’s Law (A.212/S.474). The bill ensures patients...