Press Releases

Governor Pataki Signs Bill for Garrison Schools

On July 29, 2003, Governor Pataki signed a bill that will reimburse the Garrison Union Free School District for a portion of the cost of bus transportation for the school year 2001-2002. This aid is given to rectify an inconsistency in compliance with...

Galef/Morahan Succeed in Push to Amend Election Law to Allow for Advancement of Technology

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (AD 90) and New York State Senator Thomas Morahan (SD 38) sponsored legislation (A.6435/ S.4552) which was signed by the Governor and will take effect immediately. It allows the most current technology available...

New York State Assembly Resolution Calling For the Federalization of Security at Indian Point Sent to President and Leaders of Congress

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced today that a resolution on increasing security at Indian Point has been sent to President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, and to the New York State Senators and local...

Galef and Wishnie Sponsor NYSERDA Meeting to Review Energy Needs

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (AD 90), State Senator Vinnie Leibell, and Westchester County Legislator Richard Wishnie co-sponsored a meeting this morning with representatives of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in the...

Assemblywoman Galef Releases Results of Constituent Survey on Wine and Liquor Sales, Rockefeller Drug Laws

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef today released the results of her most recent survey of constituents in the 90th Assembly District that includes the towns of Ossining, Cortlandt, Phillipstown, Putnam Valley, Kent, and the City of Peekskill. Seven hundred...

Student Interns Accompany Assemblywoman Galef to Albany During the Last Week of Session

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th A.D.) is shown with two local interns who are participating in an internship program at the Assemblywoman’s district office in Ossining. The two interns (pictured from left to right), Sondra Dietz, a Garrison...

Assembly Votes to Urge Congress to Federalize Security at Indian Point

On June 9, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) calling upon the Federal government to federalize security at Indian point 1, 2, and 3. The resolution stated that “Federalizing guards...

Letter to the Editor Concerning Children's Nutrition

Letters to the EditorThe New York Times229 West 43rd StreetNew York, NY 10036 The importance of proper nutrition during the school day, as highlighted in the January 14, 2003 article, “Eat Your Vegetables? Only at a Few Schools,” is an issue...

Galef Fighting Junk Food in Our Schools

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90 A.D.) held a press conference today at the Walter Panas High School cafeteria in Cortlandt Manor to highlight her legislation dealing with the problem of junk food in our state’s schools and its effects on childhood...

Assemblywoman Galef Fighting Childhood Obesity

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Highlights Senior Issues at Public Forum

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced she is sponsoring a senior public forum on Thursday May 15, 9:00 a.m., Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street (off Oregon Road), Cortlandt Manor. The Assistant Attorney General of New York State, Gary Brown, will...

Senior Issues Highlighted at Public Forum by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announces that Assistant Attorney General of New York State Gary Brown will discuss scams aimed at senior citizens in the area, how to spot them, and how to protect yourself. He is one of a panel of four speakers at a...

Galef Schedules Senior Forum on Health Care, Senior Scams

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will hold a public forum for seniors to discuss issues with Medicare, prescription drug benefits, arthritis treatment, nursing home evaluation, and scams aimed at seniors. The event will be held Thursday, May 15, 9:00...

Legislators, Librarians and H.B. Bear Join to Celebrate National Library Week

State Legislators, librarians from the New York State Library and the New York Library Association (NYLA,) and the Albany Public Library’s H.B. Bear will come together to celebrate National Library Week at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. “Libraries...

Assemblywoman Galef and Legislator Wishnie Sponsor Meeting with New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and Elected Officials

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Westchester County Legislator Richard Wishnie today are sponsoring a meeting with Vice-President Carol Murphy and Ken Klapp of the New York Independent System Operator (NYSIO) from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamber...

Assemblywoman Galef Swearing In Held January 9th in Cold Spring

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef held her swearing in ceremony Thursday evening, January 9th at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street in Cold Spring. Many of the constituents in the Assemblywoman's newly redrawn 90th Assembly District attended...

Assemblywoman Galef Urges Constituents to Conserve With Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) has begun a campaign urging people to conserve energy with energy-efficient light bulbs. These light bulbs, called compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs with...

Forum Scheduled on Children’s Health Issues

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef held a public forum on children’s health issues on Thursday, September 12 to discuss the current state of children’s health, the rise in diabetes in children, ways parents and grandparents can help, and simple...

Galef Urges Ban on Sale of Junk Food in Schools

State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef announced today that she is developing legislation to prohibit the sale of junk food and soda from vending machines located anywhere on public school property. She plans to formally introduce her bill next January at the...

Galef Renews Call to NRC to Mandate Stronger Storage Facility for Spent Fuel Rod Pool at Indian Point

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th AD, has renewed her request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to mandate that the spent fuel rod pool at Indian Point be housed in a stronger storage facility. In May 2002, Galef submitted a petition with over 1200 signatures...