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Our Veterans: From Pearl Harbor to the Hudson Valley

As we gather on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to honor our nation’s veterans, I feel privileged to share a very special experience I had when colleagues and I from the Veterans Affairs Committees … Continue reading

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New Yorkers not ATMs for Utilities

This op-ed is based upon the public comments we delivered to the PSC regarding Central Hudson’s proposed rate hike.  I am honored to represent nine towns in Dutchess County in the state Assembly that are covered by Central Hudson’s gas … Continue reading

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Urging Gov. Cuomo to Protect our Hudson River

The following remarks are from our press conference with Sen. Sue Serino, Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper to urge Governor Cuomo to sign A6825a/S5197b.  Good morning and thank you to everyone who has joined in this concerted effort to fight for … Continue reading

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Our 2017 Women’s History in the Hudson Valley Booklet

This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of  New York State signing woman’s suffrage into law. New York’s legislation became law three years before the U.S. passed the 19th Amendment– which ensured the right to vote for women across the … Continue reading

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Being Fair to all Direct and Home Care Workers

Over the last few years – and increasingly since the #befair2directcare movement kicked off on social media – my office has been at the forefront of advocating for our region’s direct care and home health providers. These are the people … Continue reading

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Embarking on a Third Full Term in Government

The following are the remarks I gave at my Swearing-In Celebration, officiated by Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on January 28, 2017 at the Hudson Opera House. Thank you all for being here to celebrate with me, my family and our … Continue reading

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Hugs as Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal justice reform can take many forms and include a range of policies: Raising the Age, sentencing and bail reform, revisiting solitary confinement, or increasing alternatives to incarceration, as in the new Stabilization Center in Dutchess County. It can also … Continue reading

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