Press Releases

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...

Assembly Advances Legislation Affirming Parental Voice in Education

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announces on Tuesday that the state Assembly is advancing legislation (A.6777) to ensure parents have a voice in their children’s education. The legislation, which is co-sponsored by Santabarbara,...

Assembly Goes Green for Earth Day

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) and his colleagues began using tablets at their desks on Earth Day, April 22, as part of an initiative to save the state millions of dollars and protect the environment. The tablets were initiated as part...

State Budget Includes Funds to Combat Child Hunger in Our Region

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced on Thursday that the state budget includes funding that will enable the Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady to serve thousands of additional meals to children in our region. The state budget allocated...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Hold Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards

As part of Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara's (D-Rotterdam) ongoing effort to pay tribute to the exceptional women who work and live in our region, he will be hosting the second Annual Women of Distinction Awards for the 111th Assembly District on April...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces Critical Investments in the Upstate Region

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the state budget invests more than $3 billion in Upstate New York. “Working closely with local officials, community organizations and non-profit groups we can ensure that our area benefits...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Secures Vital Funding for Agriculture in State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that this year’s state budget provides an increase of over $12 million for the Department of Agriculture and Markets to help working family farmers in upstate New York. “We recognize...