Press Releases

New EANY Report Points Way Forward to Upgrade Water Infrastructure

Albany, NY – Today, Environmental Advocates NY (EANY) published a new report, titled Untapped Potential: Building the Next Generation of Water Infrastructure. (The report, the latest in EANY’s Untapped Potential series, finds that the Water...

Workshop Brings Clean Water Grant Information to Westchester Local Governments

Important information for local governments on State Clean Water Grants was provided at the annual workshop hosted by Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation for Westchester local governments, environmental groups...

Assemblyman Otis to Address NYSACC 2021 Conference on the Environment

Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) will participate in this year’s New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (NYSACC) annual Conference on the Environment themed “Climate Resilience through Community Action.” This year's conference...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Clean Water Infrastructure Grant Workshop

Rye, N.Y. – Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation are hosting a Clean Water Infrastructure Grant Workshop to provide Westchester local governments, environmental groups and engineering firms with...

Assemblyman Otis Celebrates National Digital Inclusion Week with Two Westchester Events

Westchester, N.Y. – Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD 91-Rye), participated in two Westchester events promoting digital equity and literacy programs to celebrate National Digital Inclusion Week.Digital inclusion programs are the model used in communities...

AT&T, The STEM Alliance and 914United Partner to Create New Technology and Digital Literacy Program for Formerly Incarcerated and Justice Involved

Westchester County, NY – AT&T, The STEM Alliance and 914United have teamed up to provide an innovative technology and digital literacy education program for formerly incarcerated and justice involved Westchester County citizens.The program is part...

Joint Statement by Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis

We are pleased that the inspection today at the Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School yielded a positive result. Unquestionably the delayed September school opening for in-person learning has been extremely concerning to parents, educators, community...

Statement of Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis on the Closure of the Ridge Street Elementary School in the Blind Brook-Rye School District and Plans for Return to In-Person Learning

“Yesterday, we had another extensive call with New York State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa and her team with respect to the closure of the Ridge Street Elementary School in the Blind Brook-Rye School District. Commissioner Rosa reiterated the...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis – City of Rye Ceremony September 11, 2021

We are joined here today by a common desire and bond to honor together the precious members of our community taken from us twenty years ago.We are all drawn to think about today in many different ways. We share many conflicting emotions at the same time.Marking...

Assemblyman Steve Otis Statement on Governor Kathy Hochul’s First Day as Governor

Today marks Kathy Hochul’s first day as governor of the State of New York. She becomes the 57th governor in our state’s history which dates back to 1777. Governor Hochul took the oath of office at midnight and has immediately stated her intention...

Assemblyman Steve Otis Statement on Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul’s Elevation to Governor

With the announcement of the Governor’s resignation, the spotlight now shines on Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, who will become governor in two weeks. She will do an exceptional job as governor. She knows every level of government and every community...

Pandemic Recovery Assistance Programs

Statement from Assemblyman Steve Otis on release of Attorney General’s “Report of Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo”

Port Chester Awarded State Clean Water Assistance for Water Infrastructure Improvements

Port Chester, NY – State Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91stAD) and Senator Shelley B. Mayer (D-37th SD) announced that the Village of Port Chester will receive $870,125 in no interest financing towards the Village’s ongoing program to upgrade...

Assemblyman Steve Otis and Senator Shelley Mayer Host Small Business Grant Webinar with Empire State Development Corporation

Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD – 91) and Senator Shelley B. Mayer (SD – 37) hosted a small business webinar yesterday with Tom Scaglione, Regional Director, Mid-Hudson Region of the Empire State Development (ESD) and Huey-Min Chuang, Senior Director...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Assembly Passage of Legislation to Provide Workers Electronic Notice of Employees Rights

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D - AD 91) announced passage of his legislation (A.7595) in the Assembly, to require that required workplace legal notices regarding the rights and protections of workers be made available by employers to employees electronically,...

Pandemic Recovery Assistance Programs June 2021

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For additional information or assistance contact OtisS@nyassembly.gov; 914-939-7028SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY PROGRAMSA key link for tracking down business assistance programs is now available is through Empire State Development, New York State’s...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Applications Open for NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

In an effort to share information of important funding assistance included in the state budget, Assemblyman Steve Otis (D - AD 91) has announced that the application for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is now open for eligible renters and...

Assembly Announces New $15 Million Statewide Digital Inclusion Grant Program in SFY 2020-21 Budget

Otis Announces Assembly Passage of $15M Statewide Digital Inclusion Grant Program

Assembly Science and Technology Committee Chair Steve Otis (D-Rye), announced today that his proposal to establish a new statewide $15 million Digital Inclusion Grant program was included in the State Assembly’s one house budget resolution passed...