Press Releases

Landmark Workers’ Compensation Agreement in Albany

New York finally has a workers’ compensation agreement that both employees and employers can be excited about. This week the Legislature and Governor Spitzer announced a monumental agreement to reform New York State’s workers’ compensation system, one...

Assemblyman Magnarelli Secures $50,000 for the Cecile Center

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli secured $50,000 in CCAP funding for the Cecile Center. The funding was used to renovate the second floor of the center and included new flooring, lighting and windows. On Friday, March 2, 2007, Assemblyman Magnarelli,...

Reform Proposal Will Make Budget More Transparent

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) applauded an innovative budget reform agreement reached between the Assembly, Senate and the new governor to modernize the budget process. He also announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that he sponsored...

Intellectual Property Policy in New York State Roundtable

Intellectual Property Policy in New York State Roundtable

Assemblyman Magnarelli Pays Tribute to Volunteer Firefighters at 134th Annual FASNY Convention

Assemblyman Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) attended the 134th Annual Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) convention and expressed his gratitude to the volunteer firefighters across New York State. The convention was hosted by the Onondaga...

Assembly Passes Leaf/Woods Bill

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D - Syracuse) announced the Assembly passed legislation he authored to increase penalties for repeat drunk drivers who subsequently kill or seriously injure others while driving drunk or under the influence of alcohol or drugs...

Magnarelli criticizes Bush Administration for Cutting Security Funding to NY

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) strongly criticized the Bush administration for cutting homeland security funding to Buffalo by 48 percent and New York City by 40 percent. “President Bush loves to stress the importance of protecting us from...

Magnarelli Introduces Legislation to Find and Stop Medicaid Fraud

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D - Syracuse) announced that he has introduced legislation that proposes an aggressive strategy to combat Medicaid fraud, including more effective accountability measures via the creation of a Medicaid Inspector General, stricter...

Magnarelli to Lead Panel Discussion Regarding Health Care Funding

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that he will lead a panel of local health care experts and stakeholders tomorrow, at a nursing home forum, to take statements and discuss the governor’s refusal to release health care funding to local...

Added Benefits and Tax Incentives Will Help Attract Volunteers for Firehouses and Ambulance Squads

Every day, lives depend on the volunteers who staff our fire stations and emergency services to keep our families and communities safe. They are the ones ready at a second’s notice, day or night, to bring vital aid when a house burns, passengers cling...

Magnarelli: Assembly Acts to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced the Assembly plans to pass legislation to eliminate both the criminal and civil statute of limitations on Class B felony sex crimes (A.11283). This legislation would extend the authority to prosecute...

Magnarelli: We Need to Bring Relief to New York Motorists

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced the Assembly has proposed a comprehensive plan he sponsored to bring much-needed relief to motorists by capping the state’s tax on gasoline and diesel fuel – saving consumers potentially $400 million...

Magnarelli: New York State Must License Operating Room Perfusionists

If nail technicians, interior designers and massage therapists require licensing from the state, shouldn’t the professionals who operate machines that assume a patient’s life functions during surgery also have to meet certain standards? Perfusionists...

Magnarelli: We Need to Impose Stricter Penalties on ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that the Assembly has passed new legislation targeting “Shaken Baby Syndrome” that he sponsored which makes reckless assault causing brain injury to a child under 5 years of age a Class D felony, carrying...

Magnarelli Encourages Parents and Students to Make ‘Arrive Alive’ Pledge

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) is promoting safe driving practices by encouraging parents and their prom-going children to take part in the Arrive Alive pledge. This no-drinking-and-driving prom promise will ensure that everyone has a safe and...

Magnarelli: Assembly Over-Rides Governor’s Higher Education Vetoes

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that the Assembly stood up for students and working families by voting to over-ride the governor’s higher education vetoes of the Legislature’s 2006-07 Bi-partisan State Budget. These veto over-rides...

Magnarelli Announces $5 Million for New RESTORE Center

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that he secured $5 million in funding to support construction of the RESTORE Center for Environmental Biotechnology. The Center will be located within Syracuse University’s Life Sciences Complex. “The...

Magnarelli: Governor Finally Makes the Right Choice for Syracuse Schools

“The governor finally realized that we must invest in schools, to assist our children to be better prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. He agreed with the Legislature’s bipartisan state budget and did not veto the funding to help Syracuse City School District...

Magnarelli: Governor’s Vetoes Hurt Central New York

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that the governor has vetoed select parts of the Legislature’s 2006-07 bipartisan state budget. His vetoes affects local jobs, compromises our children’s health and our neighborhoods directly. “The...