Press Releases

Gas Tax Legislation Would Result in Big Savings for Commuters – and Consumers

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced last week that he’s introducing legislation to suspend the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for one year, helping New Yorkers save money at the pump during this critical period of New York’s economic...

Amid Rising Gas Prices, Assemblyman Santabarbara Calls for Dropping the State Gas Tax for One Year

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he’s introducing legislation to suspend the state tax on gasoline (48.22 cents/gallon) and diesel fuel (46.98 cents/gallon) for one year, helping New Yorkers save money at the pump during this critical...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Praises Appointment of Kimberly T. Hill as Chief Disability Officer for Newly Established OAPD

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joined disability advocates in applauding the state’s first Chief Disability Officer within the newly established Office of the Advocate for People with Disabilities (OAPD). Santabarbara co-sponsored and helped pass...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Host Emergency Preparedness Training event with American Red Cross

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Training event with the American Red Cross of Northeastern NY. The training will help community members prepare for, respond to and recover from weather-related disasters.Space...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Advocates for Bill Creating the Department of Veterans’ Services

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would elevate the current New York State Division of Veterans’ Services to a full state department (A.8294-A). This change would allow the department to have a commissioner...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Law Requiring Stretch Limousines to Install Seatbelts is Now in Effect

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that a 2020 law he co-sponsored and helped pass requiring stretch limousines to be retrofitted with seatbelts within a two-year period took effect on February 3rd. The law was part of limousine safety package...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Valentines for Vets Event to Thank Local Heroes

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he will be hosting a Valentines for Vets event at the local Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club. Over the last 10 years, this program has provided students with an opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation to veterans...

We Must Do More to Help Direct Support Professionals

“For years, direct support professionals (DSPs) have been under-compensated and devalued despite their essential contributions to our community through local organizations like Schenectady ARC. This has become all the more clear during the pandemic...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Two Blood Drives

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

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Senator Michelle Hinchey Hosting Emergency Preparedness Training event with American Red Cross

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Senator Michelle Hinchey will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Training event with the American Red Cross of Northeastern NY. The training will help community members prepare for, respond to and recover from weather-related...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drive 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 to Host Blood Drive

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drive during National Blood Donor Month with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing, and must...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Hosting Emergency Preparedness Training Event with American Red Cross

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Training event with the American Red Cross of Northeastern NY. The training will help community members prepare for, respond to and recover from weather-related disasters. What: Emergency...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drive during National Blood Donor Month with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing, and must...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Honors Local MMA Organization on its 50th Event

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presented a proclamation to Cage Wars in recognition of its 50th event on Friday, Jan. 21st, at Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady. Cage Wars is a local amateur MMA organization that supports local athletes –...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Honor Local MMA Organization, Cage Wars, at 50th Event

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he will be presenting a proclamation to Cage Wars in recognition of its 50th event and contributions to the local economy and support of local athletes.Cage Wars is an amateur MMA organization that began in 2007...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: New Legislation Unveiled to Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he has partnered with Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti, Chris Burdick and Harvey Epstein to unveil a legislative package that aims to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.“Everyone...

Executive Budget Proposal is a Big Step Forward in Making CDTA Bus Service a Reality in the City of Amsterdam and Montgomery County Areas of the 111th Assembly District

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the Assembly’s Rural Resources Commission, continues efforts to bring Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) bus services to the City of Amsterdam and Montgomery County areas...

New Bills Signed into Law to Improve Health Care Access in Rural Upstate NY

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced several bills he helped pass last session to increase access to health care services throughout New York’s rural areas have been signed into law.“Our health care providers have consistently worked...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Blood Drive

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drive during National Blood Donor Month with the American Red Cross. Event staff and participants must follow safety guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing, and must...