Press Releases

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Bill to Ensure People with Disabilities Can Coach High School Sports Teams

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that legislation he sponsored to allow coaches who can’t be CPR-certified due to a disability to coach high school sports has passed the Assembly (A.9534-A).“While it’s important to ensure high...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Legislation to Combat Fraudulent Money Transfers

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced his bill requiring banks and wire transfer companies to warn consumers about potential fraud has passed in the Assembly (A.5864-C).“Fraudulent money transfer schemes can happen to anyone but are most frequently...

Assemblyman Stirpe Sponsors Resolution in Celebration of Small Business Week

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he sponsored a resolution that was adopted by the state Assembly on Tuesday to proclaim May 1-7 as Small Business Week in the state of New York (K.801).Since 1963, the United States has celebrated National...

Assemblyman Stirpe Calls for Suspension of County and Federal Gas Taxes

“As every New Yorker who’s visited the gas station recently knows, the soaring price of gas is making a significant dent in household budgets. That’s why it was important to pass a final state budget that included a suspension of the...

Assemblyman Stirpe: State Budget Establishes ‘Database of Deals’

“Economic development is vitally important for New York’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic future, but it’s essential that we’re using limited state resources efficiently to have the greatest impact. That’s...

Assemblyman Stirpe: 2022-23 State Budget Supports Budding Small Businesses with Grants, Technical Assistance

“Supporting small businesses and encouraging new entrepreneurs to open up shop in New York is vital for our economic recovery and growth. As a former small-business owner, I know firsthand the dedication and determination required to keep the lights...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Legislation Creating Database of New York Businesses

“Now more than ever, we need to support small businesses for the sake of our economic growth and recovery after these past two difficult years. Local businesses are a cornerstone of New York’s identity, and it’s no secret that they’ve...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in CNY Families, Businesses and Students

“As Central New York reopens and rebuilds after an incredibly challenging two years, I pushed for critical investments in the Assembly budget proposal to help our families and local businesses thrive. Funding included in the plan supports small...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Assembly Bill to Strengthen Fraud Protections for New Yorkers Passes out of Committee

“As anyone who’s received a phishing email or unsolicited call asking for a wire transfer to purchase discounted products or services knows, the risk of fraud is an everyday reality for New Yorkers. These scams cost New Yorkers millions and...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Legislation to Allow Beer and Wine Sales in Movie Theaters Passes Assembly

“Today, my Assembly colleagues and I took another step to help struggling businesses recover from the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic with a measure allowing movie theaters outside of New York City to sell beer and wine (A.2452-A). This...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Legislative Session Brings Opportunities to Help CNY Thrive

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting effects, the last two years have brought no shortage of challenges to our state. While we’ve made significant progress in building back our communities, there’s more work to be done during...

Assemblyman Stirpe: 2022 Brings New Hope for the Empire State

In March 2020, our world was turned upside down when the first wave of COVID-19 took the nation by storm and today, significant pandemic-related challenges remain. Still, despite the worrying emergence of the new omicron strain and the accompanying uptick...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Workforce Development Programs are Essential for Central New York Businesses

Central New York has become a hub for innovation as groundbreaking advancements in technology have inspired several inventive projects across the region, helping local manufacturing and engineering industries continue to grow. With these developments...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Our Home Care Workers Deserve to be Paid a Living Wage

For the last 20 years, national experts have warned about the consequences of a shortage of nursing assistants and home aides as tens of millions of baby boomers hit their golden years. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the challenges and vulnerability...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Food Drive Helps Combat Hunger in CNY This Winter

One of the biggest joys of the holiday season is gathering with family and friends and making special memories, many of which include a delicious meal followed by a week’s worth of leftovers. But, for many families, this time of year can be incredibly...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Federal Infrastructure Law Builds on State Victories for Central New York

Investing in Central New York’s infrastructure is vital for economic development and improves our quality of life. The new federal infrastructure law includes key investments for our region’s transportation and broadband services and will...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Small Businesses Need Our Support Today

Run by our friends and neighbors, small businesses are the backbone of Central New York’s economy and many are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s more important than ever to support these stores, from longstanding mom and pop shops...

Nursing Home Reforms Will Lead to Better Quality of Life for Residents

Over the past two years, our state has had to process immeasurable loss, trauma and grief due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the most gravely affected were our older loved ones, including thousands living in nursing homes and assisted...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Help our Furry Friends by Supporting Your Local Animal Shelter

The season of giving is nearly upon us, and there’s no better way to spend it than lending a helping hand to your neighborhood animal shelter. With temperatures dropping, more and more stray pets will need a warm place to stay as they await their...

Assemblyman Stirpe: We Must Support Our Veterans

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is approaching, a time to honor the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces to protect our country and the freedoms we hold dear. All too often, many of these heroes return home with emotional and physical scars...