Press Releases

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...

College Tuition Assistance Available For Volunteer Firemen

Tuition assistance is available for JCC and SUNY Fredonia students who volunteer with local fire departments through two separate programs, but the grant application deadline is fast approaching for one of the programs. The first program, called the...

Goodell Seeks More School Funding

Recognizing that local schools are struggling to close budget deficits caused by prior state aid cuts, Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I Chautauqua) is proposing a substantial increase in education funding for local schools. In 2011, the state was forced...

Goodell Joins National Grid To Offer Winter Safety Tips

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) today is reminding residents of important winter safety tips. With the recent bouts of cold weather across the state, many New Yorkers have been taking extra care to keep warm. That’s why National Grid...

One Week Remaining For Homeowners To Reapply For STAR Property Tax Relief

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) again is reminding local homeowners to complete the reapplication process to continue receiving their STAR Property Tax Exemption. Re-registration for the program, which saves the average New York homeowner...

Goodell Encourages Residents To Join Rally In Support Of NRG

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) is encouraging local residents to join him, Senator Young, union members, the Chamber of Commerce, and other concerned members of PowerUPWNY at a rally in support of the re-powering of the NRG plant in Dunkirk....

Goodell Reminds Homeowners To Re-Apply For STAR Property Tax Relief

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) is reminding local homeowners to re-apply to receive their STAR Property Tax Exemption. The program, which saves the average New York homeowner $700 per year, requires renewal before the end of the year, and...

Goodell Alerts Local Student-Volunteers About FASNY Scholarship Program

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) is alerting local college students about the tuition reimbursement program from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). The Higher Education Learning Program (HELP) provides up to full...

Go Fishing On Free Fishing Weekend

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) today is reminding residents that the upcoming weekend, June 29-30, is free fishing weekend in New York State. During the weekend, anglers of all ages may fish without a license in any of New York’s fresh...

Rifle Hunting Legislation Passes Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) to legalize rifle hunting in Chautauqua County South of Route 60 overwhelmingly passed the Assembly today. Under a two-year testing period, rifle hunting had been in effect in the county...

Goodell Calls On Assembly To Follow Senate’s Lead And Take Up Public Assistance Integrity Act

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) today called on the Assembly Majority to follow the Senate’s lead and take up the Public Assistance Integrity Act (A.2386). This legislation would help stop the abuse of public assistance by prohibiting...