Press Releases

Magnarelli: Onondaga County Libraries Receive ‘Much-Needed’ Aid

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that the Assembly passed legislation and resolutions designed to support and emphasize the importance of public libraries in New York’s schools and communities. “Public libraries vast amount of information...

Magnarelli: Legislative Budget Invests in Central New York Schools

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced the Legislature’s bipartisan state budget invests in the children of New York with a record increase in education funding. “The bipartisan legislative budget provides our students with the tools to...

Magnarelli’s Gulf War Veteran Legislation Takes Effect April 1st

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced today that legislation he sponsored, which was signed into law by the governor, will take effect on April 1 – allowing veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War, or “Desert Storm,” to receive specialized...

Report on the Legislative Hearing on the Role of New York State in Commercializing Research & Development Innovations

Magnarelli: Assembly’s Budget Equals Nearly $1 Million More for O.C.C.

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced the Assembly’s budget proposal makes significant investments in New York’s higher education system and rejects the most harmful parts of the governor’s budget. “We want to provide more than $34 million...

Magnarelli: Increased Local Aid is Needed to Help Keep Property Taxes in Check

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) today announced his support to increase funds for revenue sharing to alleviate local property taxes. “Out of control property taxes are putting Central New York tax payers in a financial crunch,” Magnarelli...

Agreement Reached on Strengthening Megan’s Law

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced today that the Assembly and Senate have reached an agreement on legislation that strengthens Megan’s Law, which requires convicted sex offenders of all levels to register with the state. “This agreement...

Magnarelli Announces Televised Legislative Sessions to Expand

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced that “New York State Legislative Proceedings” – unedited gavel-to-gavel coverage of both the Senate and Assembly – will appear on Time Warner Cable Channel 131. “Expanding the televising of sessions...

Opening Remarks by NYS Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli

Good morning, everyone. I would like to welcome you all to the Roundtable on the Development and Marketing of Advanced Energy Technologies in New York State. I would also like to welcome Assemblywoman Cohen and you to the Center of Excellence in Energy...

Magnarelli: State Must Prepare for Possible Avian Flu Pandemic

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) urged the governor to make certain New York is ready to fight the forecasted avian flu pandemic. At present, the poultry disease poses little risk to us. But scientists fear that future mutations could make it...

A Special Report from the NYS Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation

Magnarelli: Governor’s Veto of Syracuse Schools Rehab Funding Unconscionable

"The governor’s veto of legislation I authored providing $174 million to reconstruct up to seven buildings in the Syracuse City School District is a disservice to our children. Schools in Syracuse are in serious disrepair, jeopardizing the...

Magnarelli’s Legislation Would Ensure Accountability in Public High-Tech Investments

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced Assembly passage of bi-partisan legislation he sponsored that would improve the accountability of the state’s economic development efforts (A.6633-A). The bill, known as the "Research and Development...

Magnarelli’s Legislation Would Improve Amber Alert Plan

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced Assembly passage of bi-partisan legislation he sponsored that would improve the Amber Alert Plan by requiring the state Division of Criminal Justice Services to work with local governments and law enforcement...

Magnarelli’s Legislation Would Educate Students on Dangers of Shaking Infants

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced Assembly passage of legislation he authored requiring information on Shaken Baby Syndrome be included in the already required parenting instruction curriculum at the high school level (A.6832). "Shaken...

Legislature Secures $2 Million Investment to Revitalize Central New York Economy

I am very pleased to announce that as part of the recently enacted 2005-06 state budget, $2 million will be applied toward "The Essential New York Initiative," an economic development plan targeting a 12-county Central New York region developed...

Assemblyman Magnarelli Calls on Governor to Sign Bi-Partison Budget into Law

Magnarelli Awards $5,000 Grant to St. Joseph’s Reading Program

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) recently awarded St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center a $5,000 grant. The funds will be applied toward the hospital’s "Reach Out and Read" program and will be used to purchase approximately 1,200 books...

Magnarelli Sponsors Bills to Protect New York Jobs

New York taxpayers should not be rewarding companies that send jobs out-of-state or overseas with tax breaks and financial incentives. That’s why I am sponsoring legislation in the Assembly to discourage outsourcing jobs from New York State (A.1213)....

Magnarelli Secures $6,000 for Cathedral Emergency Services

Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) recently secured $6,000 to help renovate the kitchen and restroom facilities at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Emergency Services. The facility is used for the Cathedral’s Breakfast...