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Goodell Letter to Cuomo Calling for ReopeningGoodell Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Reopen

Hon. Andrew CuomoNew York State GovernorCapital BuildingAlbany, New York 12224Re: Restarting Chautauqua CountyDear Governor Cuomo:Please allow Chautauqua County to begin reopening on May 15, 2020, without waiting for Erie County or other areas of New...

Goodell Calls for Business Sector Analysis

In evaluating the schedule for reopening business sectors, we would recommend that manufacturing, all retail, low density office work, construction, sole proprietors and small businesses, and low density businesses and activities restart first based on...

Goodell Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Reopen

Goodell Restart NY Guidelines

The restarting of New York’s economy should be phased in by region and by industry sector as quickly as possible consistent with appropriate CDC, OSHA, and other public health standards. The risk assessment for a region should be used to determine...

State Legislature Approves Free Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

The State Legislature this week approved free tuition for illegal immigrants and certain out-of-state residents, over the objections of Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I Jamestown) and Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I Olean).  The legislation was immediately...

New Abortion Legislation Adopted

New abortion legislation passed the State Legislature last week and was immediately signed into law by Governor Cuomo that removed the requirement that abortions be performed by a physician, removed the requirement that an abortion be performed in a hospital,...

Goodell Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Pay-To-Play

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-C-I Chautauqua) has again introduced legislation to ban campaign contributions from contractors and others doing business with state government. Goodell’s legislation would prohibit campaign contributions from companies...

Farm Bureau Honors Goodell, Young

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) and Sen. Cathy Young were recently honored by the New York Farm Bureau with the prestigious “Circle of Friends” designation, based on their voting records and support for issues of importance to...

Goodell: Lack Of Reform Puts Politics Over Policy

“By blocking the Assembly Minority’s rules reform proposals, the Assembly Majority has sent a clear message that it cares more about politics than policy. It is imperative we conduct our chamber’s proceedings in a manner consistent with...

Goodell Supports Heroin Relief Efforts

Assemblyman Goodell (R,C,I-Jamestown) is calling upon the New York Assembly to pass comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address the heroin epidemic before the end of this year’s session. “Drug addiction destroys individuals, families...
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