Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Advance Legislation to Aid NY Farmers

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that three pieces of legislation he sponsored to cut costs for farmers and promote agricultural products produced in New York State moved through the Assembly Agriculture Committee. “The...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Fights for Crime Victims and Their Families

“In wake of the recent events that have taken place in Massachusetts and locally in Rotterdam, the types of struggles victims and their families face in the aftermath of a tragedy have been brought to the forefront,” said Assemblyman Angelo...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Observes Earth Day with Local Students

“With Spring upon us and people spend more time outside, Earth Day is the perfect time to raise awareness about the issues affecting our environment,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “Protecting our natural resources...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Works to Protect Victims on Domestic Violence Awareness Day

“Domestic violence can happen to anyone, at any time,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “Victims need support from their community and deserve the resources necessary to help them get their lives back.” Each year,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Praises New York’s Commitment to Dairy Farms

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) applauded Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation for easing regulations on dairy farms with 200 to 299 cows. “New York’s yogurt production has skyrocketed in recent years,”...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Votes to End Unfair Wage Discrimination

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced his support for a package of bills aimed at ending unfair wage discrimination in New York. The bills passed the Assembly earlier today. “Unfortunately there are still workers who are being...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Works to Make New York More Affordable, Business Friendly

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the 2013-14 state budget takes significant steps toward creating a more affordable and welcoming New York. It closes a $1.4 billion budget gap, invests in critical job creation programs and...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures Funding for Local Fire and Police Equipment in State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he has secured funding in the 2013-14 budget for several local fire and police units. The funding provided was allocated through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant Program,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures Funding for Amsterdam Fire Department in State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he has secured funding in the 2013-14 budget for the Amsterdam Fire Department. The funding provided was allocated through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant Program, which...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Delivers for Montgomery County Schools

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced final school aid figures in the 2013-14 New York State budget, which included an additional $936.6 million over last year’s budget. Each individual school district in the 111th Assembly District...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces Increased Education Aid for Capital Region Schools

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced final school aid figures in the 2013-14 New York State budget, which included an additional $936.6 million over last year’s budget. Each individual school district in the 111th Assembly District...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Assembly Budget Proposal Will Help Montgomery County

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the Assembly passed a 2013-14 state budget proposal that would provide mandate relief for local governments, promote growth for local businesses and protect vital funding for agricultural programs...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Pass Assembly Budget Proposal, $834 Million Increase in School Aid

As local school districts struggle with crippling budget gaps, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the Assembly passed its 2013-14 state budget proposal that includes an increase of $834 million in school aid above last year (E.182)....

Legislators, Parents and Advocates: Restore Funds for People with Developmental Disabilities

Rotterdam, NY – State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, advocates, parents and service providers today called for additional funds to be included in the State budget to assist New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. Under...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Supports Assembly Hydrofracking Moratorium

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that he helped pass legislation to delay the issuance of hydrofracking permits in New York State until May 15, 2015 (A.5424-A). The measure would also require a comprehensive health impact assessment...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Joins the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators

Honoring his Italian-American heritage, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Schenectady) announced that he has joined the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. The conference, which has been in existence for over 30 years, is a bipartisan...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Encourages Veterans Looking for Work to Use Veterans Job Bank

In an effort to help former armed service members find employment, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Schenectady) is inviting veterans to use to the Veterans Job Bank to assist them in their job search. “Although veterans possess many skills...

Assembly Member Angelo Santabarbara Named to Prominent List of Environmental Leaders

New York – The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top policy priority in New York State, has named Assembly Member Angelo Santabarbara to a list of the state’s most promising new environmental...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Looks Out For Veterans Organizations

Striving to expand tax relief to veterans’ organizations across the state, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Schenectady) announced passage of a bill he sponsored to allow municipalities to extend property tax exemptions to the rentable portions...

Budget Presentation

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) attended a presentation of Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The presentation given by Jerry Boone, Commissioner and President of the New York State Civil Service Commission,...