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Addressing The Squatter Crisis: Assemblyman Bendett Joins Effort for Legal Reform

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) joined his fellow colleagues in the Assembly Minority to address the growing issue of squatters infiltrating neighborhoods and abusing legal loopholes that bar landlords from removing squatters from their properties....

Assemblyman Bendett Joins Call for Independent COVID-19 Probe

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Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) joined state and federal Minority representatives today to call for an independent investigation into New York state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The element that has always received the most scrutiny—then-Gov....

Bendett Urges Governor to Rethink School Aid Cuts

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) issued a statement and sent a letter to the governor today expressing his deep concern over the proposed foundation aid cuts outlined in the Executive Budget proposal. The potential ramifications of these cuts,...

Assemblyman Bendett: One-House Budget Fails New York Residents

“The Assembly Majority’s One-House Budget proposal does not work for New York residents. Majority lawmakers continue to hit New Yorkers with tax hikes while failing to address the urgent need for bail reform changes. Though I am pleased to see school...

Bendett Advocates for Child Care Affordability and Access Bills

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) attended a press conference today alongside fellow Minority colleagues, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), parents and child care experts to introduce a series of bills aimed at addressing childcare...

Assemblyman Scott Bendett Joins Call for Delay to All-Electric School Bus Mandate

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority advocating for a delay to the all-electric school bus purchase mandate scheduled to commence in 2027. This mandate, a component of the controversial Climate Leadership...

Bendett Secured $20,000 in Legislative Aid for Kinderhook Memorial Library

Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake) is proud to announce he secured $20,000 worth of legislative aid funding for the Kinderhook Memorial Library. With this funding, the library hopes to make some much-needed green energy upgrades, including installing...

Bendett: A Reduction in Foundation Aid Would Spell Disaster for Upstate Schools and Beyond

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“It’s truly unfortunate and concerning that Gov. Kathy Hochul has proposed to alter or even revoke the ‘hold harmless’ provision from Foundation Aid, which will reduce the state’s financial commitment to many schools. Taking away this provision...

Bendett: Our State Budget is All Over the Place

“There were some parts of Gov. Hochul’s budget presentation that I agree with. We need to focus more on securing our health care system and building our state reserves. However, her plan to direct billions for migrant aid in New York City seems absurd...

Bendett Inspired by State of Rensselaer County

“Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin’s State of the County address yesterday was a hopeful reminder of what is possible for the rest of our counties in Assembly District 107 and the rest of our state. Prioritizing infrastructure and roadway...
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