Press Releases

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Honors Local Veterans, Families During Memorial Day Weekend Event

On Saturday, May 28th, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbarawill be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at the VIAPORT Rotterdam Mall honoring four local veterans.NEW Additions to the Veterans Memorial to be unveiled during the event: Dominick Coppola – Dominick...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Bill to Allow Police and Firefighters to Defer Pension Payments

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he introduced a bill to enact the Police and Fire Employees Retention Act, which provides a deferred retirement option plan to police and fire personnel with 20 years of service, allowing them to defer pension...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: New Bill Will Strengthen Penalties Against Those Who Steal Wages

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced he has co-sponsored a bill adding wage theft to the types of activities included in the crime of larceny, which would allow prosecutors to seek stronger penalties against employers who steal wages (A.2022).“Wage...

Santabarbara Calls on Congress to Act on Rising Gas Prices … After New York Passed a Measure to Suspend the State Tax on Gasoline and Schenectady County Followed Suit — ‘It’s Time for Washington DC to Do the Same’

In a letter to New York’s federal legislators, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is calling for the suspension of the federal gas tax. With the price of gasoline on the rise, the New York State Legislature recently adopted a measure introduced by...

2022 Federal Gas Tax Suspension Letter to Congress

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Cornell University Host Lyme Disease Information Session

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a Lyme Disease information session in partnership with Cornell University. Tick removal kits will be provided to participants who attend the event. Register for the event by visiting: nyassembly.gov/Santabarbara...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Bill to Repeal State’s Bottled Water Tax

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced new legislation he has introduced in the State Assembly that would repeal the state's 4 percent sales tax on bottled water. New York is one of only four states that taxes bottled water at a higher rate than other...

Assemblyman Santabarbara, Schenectady County Announce New Partnership for Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Employment Program to be Launched at SUNY Schenectady

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Earlier today, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the State Assembly’s Subcommittee on Autism Spectrum Disorders, announced $150,000 in funding he secured in this year’s state budget to launch “The Inclusive Entrepreneurship and...

Assemblyman Santabarbara, Schenectady County to Announce New Partnership for Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Employment Program to be Launched at SUNY Schenectady

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be announcing funding he secured in this year’s state budget to launch “The Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Employment Program” at SUNY Schenectady in partnership with Schenectady County and Our Ability,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Home Smoke Alarm Installation Event in Amsterdam

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a “Sound the Alarm” event in partnership with the American Red Cross in the Amsterdam area. Residents interested in participating can sign up to receive up to three smoke alarms, installed in...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Legislation to Prevent Companies from Increasing Utility Rates

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara introduced new legislation to impose a moratorium on gas and electric rate increases. The measure would prevent companies that received an approved rate plan from the NYS Public Service Commission in 2021 from increasing...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Presented Proclamation to Schalmont Girls’ Basketball Team

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presented a proclamation to the Schalmont Girls’ Basketball team congratulating them on their historic win.The Schalmont team won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) championship...

Santabarbara Pushing to Pass Bill to Establish Kidney Donor Insurance Fund

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is pushing to pass his legislation in the State Assembly that would provide no-cost health insurance to New Yorkers who become kidney donors. Assemblyman Santabarbara is working with Senator James Skoufis...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Receives Perfect Score from The New York League of Conservation Voters

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara recently announced that the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) awarded him a perfect score for his commitment to environmental protection. The score was based on his support for key pieces of legislation that...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Tree Planting Event in Celebration of Earth Day

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a tree planting event in honor of Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22nd. He will be joined by kids from the Adeline Wright Graham Boys & Girls Club in Mont Pleasant. Santabarbara’s event will...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Presents Proclamation to WWII Veteran Dominick Coppola on His 100th Birthday

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara recognized Dominick Coppola of Schenectady with a proclamation from the New York State Assembly in honor of his 100th Birthday today!In 1940, at the age of 18, Dominick Edward Coppola enlisted in the United States Army...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures $10 Million for a New Schenectady Event Center in The State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he secured $10 million in the state budget for a new arena and event center to be constructed at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. The arena will provide a state-of-the-art space for community events and meetings,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to host Blood Drive

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drives 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

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drives 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

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that he is hosting a Blood Drives 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,...