Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara Urges the State Senate to Act on Bus Safety Bill

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is calling on the state Senate to follow the Assembly’s lead and pass legislation to improve safety around school buses. The Assembly recently approved a bill (A. 458) that directs the Commissioner...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures $1 Million Economic Development Investment for Region

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced on Sunday that he secured the $1 million needed to complete the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam. If this funding hadn’t been secured by Monday, the bold and transformational...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Tours Local Schools with Area’s New State Regent

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) led new state Board of Regents member Beverly Ouderkirk on a tour of four schools in his Assembly District. At each school visit, Santabarbara and Ouderkirk met with the district superintendent and the...

Assembly Passes Santabarbara’s Bill to Ensure Property Tax Relief for Veterans

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam), to ensure veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq receive their property tax exemption, has passed the Assembly and is moving through the state Senate (A.2368-A). “As we...

Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Student Cabinet Holds Hearing on Teacher Evaluations

Students from across the 111th Assembly District met at our state Capitol for Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s (D-Rotterdam) second meeting of his Student Cabinet, which included a hearing on teacher evaluations with testimony from education experts....

Santabarbara and Steck Draft Protections for Schenectady County Hunters

Assembly members Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) and Phil Steck (D-Colonie) are introducing legislation that will let deer and bear hunters in Schenectady County use rifles for this national pastime. “Our sporting community enriches our region,”...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Assembly Approves Bill to Bring Transparency in Testing

The state Assembly overwhelming approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) that would end the confidentially agreements that have prohibited educators from providing feedback on tests in our public schools (A.7402). “Public...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces New Funds for Summer Jobs in Our Region

With summer right around the corner, Assemblyman Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is encouraging youth and local businesses to take part in the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program helps local businesses create summer jobs, while also helping young...

Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Student Cabinet Hosts Teacher Evaluation Hearing

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s Student Cabinet will hold their second meeting on Tuesday (June 2) at the state Capitol and conduct a hearing on teacher evaluations. Education advocates will testify and answer questions from students about creating...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Pushes Common-Sense Reforms for Local Schools

The Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) that ensures state education funding will not be delayed, children receive age-appropriate tests and our public schools have more time to implement teacher...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: New Yorker’s Voices Have Been Heard

“I’m glad the Thruway Authority has moved in the right direction by passing a budget with no toll increases. After hearing from residents and constituents in my district, I made it my priority to keep pushing against any toll hikes. This is...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Pushes Common-Sense Reforms for Local Schools

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is backing new legislation that will give schools time to implement teacher evaluation plans that make sense for our students and teachers, while ensuring that state education aid is not tied to the implementation...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Works to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities

In honor of today’s celebration of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) helped pass a series of bills supporting people with developmental disabilities. “It’s critical that New Yorkers...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Joins Statewide Effort to Encourage Good Health This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is joining forces with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program and local advocates to remind the important women in our lives to schedule a mammogram....

Assembly Advances Important Campaign Finance Reform

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced on Monday that legislation he is sponsoring to close a major campaign finance loophole is advancing in the Assembly. The bill (A. 6975), which was approved by the Assembly Codes Committee on Monday...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces $3 Million for Cooling Program

As we prepare for the summer months, Assemblyman Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is informing residents of the HEAP Cooling Assistance program. The state recently allocated $3 million to the program to help provide for the purchase and installation of an air...

Bill Supporting Beginning Farmers Moves through Committee

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to encourage the transfer of farmland to new and beginning farmers has moved through the agriculture committee (A.2369). “Providing aid to new...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Joins Disabilities Advocates to Unveil Job Training Legislation

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) joined local developmental disabilities advocates on Monday to announce legislation (A. 5141) that will ensure job seekers with developmental disabilities have access to critical communication training. ...

Assembly Passes Package of Legislation to Aid Crime Victims

As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19-25, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is encouraging residents to come together and support crime victims and their families. “Unfortunately, we hear countless stories...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Teacher Evaluation Decision

“I’m encouraged by the Education Department’s decision to listen to what our teachers, students and parents have to say about our public schools. We have been pushing for this delay on teacher evaluations in order to implement common-sense...