Press Releases

PASSED: State Budget Includes CDTA Expansion for Amsterdam, Montgomery County In 111th Assembly District Represented by Assemblyman Santabarbara

Assemblyman Santabarbara announced that a bill passed as part of this year’s state budget will expand the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) services into the City of Amsterdam and Montgomery County communities. The legislation is...

Santabarbara’s Gas Tax Suspension PASSED

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced today that his proposal to suspend the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel was passed as part of the final state budget. Santabarbara first introduced the proposal back in March after gas prices began to surge...

Gas Tax Suspension in Final State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced today that his proposal to suspend the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel is expected to be passed TONIGHT as part of the final state budget. Santabarbara first introduced the proposal back in March after gas...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announced Funding for the City of Amsterdam

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced today $250,000 in state funding he secured for the construction of a new indoor gymnasium for the Creative Connections Clubhouse. A city-owned building located at 21-23 Vrooman Avenue, Amsterdam, will be demolished...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Make Funding Announcement in Amsterdam

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will announce state funding for the construction of a new indoor gymnasium for the Creative Connections Clubhouse. On Thursday, a city-owned building located at 21-23 Vrooman Avenue, Amsterdam, will be demolished to make...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drives in response to the national blood shortage with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: State Budget Includes Measure to Create New State Department of Veterans’ Services

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced passage of a bill he co-sponsored to elevate the state Division of Veterans’ Services to a department-level agency with a commissioner (A.9006-C) that was included in this year’s state budget.“New...

Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Autism Action Day Resumes This Year at the State Capitol

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Assemblyman Santabarbara will be resuming his annual Autism Action Day at the State Capitol on WEDNESDAY APRIL 6th.In its 10th year, this day of advocacy on autism issues, legislation and funding is hosted by Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to host Blood Drive

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drives in response to the national blood shortage with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Autism Action Day Resumes This Year at the State Capitol

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Assemblyman Santabarbara will be resuming his annual Autism Action Day at the State Capitol NEXT WEDNESDAY APRIL 6th.This day of advocacy on autism issues, legislation and funding hosted by Assemblyman Santabarbara, Chair...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Legislation That Will Allow a Home Heating Cost Deduction on State Income Tax Returns

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced new legislation that will allow New Yorkers to use their heating bills as a tax deduction on their yearly state income tax returns.“After a challenging two years, New Yorkers are now facing inflation and...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Vietnam War Veterans Day Service in Schenectady

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is hosting a service on National Vietnam War Veterans Day at the new Schenectady County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park. This event will honor and pay tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. What: Vietnam...

Santabarbara Urges Public Input on Rotterdam Water Meter Plan

The town of Rotterdam is in the process of determining whether it will approve a timeline to install water meters at town residences. Members of the board have until the end of this month to decide whether they approve the plan. According to a newspaper...

Rotterdam Water Meter Letter

PASSED: Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Bill to Ensure Families Have Access to Propane to Heat Their Homes During Emergencies

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced passage of a bill he authored that will allow residents who use propane to heat their homes to receive emergency deliveries from any supplier during times of an emergency, urgent need and periods of high demand,...

Santabarbara Introduces Bill to Eliminate Thruway Tolls for June, July and August of 2022

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced today that he’s introducing legislation to suspend thruway tolls for a three-month period: June, July and August, to help encourage travel and tourism during this critical period of New York’s economic...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Declares Ice Jam Pilot Program a Success

The Schenectady area has had a long history of ice jams along the Mohawk River that has affected generations of residents. Countless homes and businesses have dealt with flooding each year causing millions of dollars in damage and threatening the health...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Assembly Budget Proposal Includes Key CDTA Investments, Relief for Working Families

“These past two years, New Yorkers have faced physical, emotional and economic distress brought on by the pandemic. Now, as the omicron variant recedes, families are facing inflation as gas and grocery prices are on the rise. That’s why I...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Sponsors K-9 Veterans Day Resolution to Honor Military Working Dogs

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara sponsored a resolution to recognize March 13, 2022, as K-9 Veterans Day, an observance that honors the courage and sacrifice of military dogs in New York State.“Since our nation’s founding, dogs have been an...

Santabarbara and Griffo Continue Efforts to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

As New Yorkers prepare to spring their clocks forward this Sunday in observance of daylight-saving time, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Senator Joseph Griffo continue to work to make daylight saving time permanent in New York. Daylight saving...