Press Releases

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 the...

State Budget Includes $500 Million Investment in Broadband Infrastructure

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced on Monday that the state budget includes a $500 million investment in upgrading New York’s broadband infrastructure. “The state’s investment in this critical piece of 21st century infrastructure...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces $10 Million for Upstate Transit

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced on Sunday that the state budget will invest an additional $10 million in the upstate transit systems. “Our upstate families, students and seniors rely on our transit systems each and every day and it’s...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Pushes for Upstate Revitalization Tax Credit in State Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is working with his upstate colleagues in the state Legislature to include the Upstate Revitalization Investment Tax Credit in this year’s budget. “This credit will encourage investment back into our...

Santabarbara Pushes MMA Legalization in Budget

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is continuing his push to include language legalizing the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in this year’s state budget. “New York is currently missing out on millions in economic opportunities by...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Ethics Reform Agreement Important First Step

“Elected officials must be held to a higher standard and this agreement is a significant step forward in restoring the public’s trust in government. The hardworking families we represent deserve a government that works for them and common sense reforms...

New Legislation Aids Police in Locating Missing Children

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the Assembly passed legislation aimed at aiding local law enforcement in cases involving missing children (A. 5803). “Time is of the essence when a child goes missing and this legislation...

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Transportation Investments

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the Assembly budget passed today includes significant investments in upstate transportation infrastructure in the form of $25 million for upstate transit systems like CDTA and $40 million for...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Votes for New Members of Board of Regents

“Education has been one of my top priorities since taking office, which is why I’m proud to announce important changes at the state Board of Regents that will help ensure a brighter future for all our children. I have heard the concerns of our educators,...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Leads Call for “County Fair Capital Improvements Fund”

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is joining the New York Farm Bureau and the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs to push for a “County Fair Capital Improvements Fund” in the budget. The coalition is proposing a $1 million annual investment...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Meets with Education “Lobbyists”

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara met with elementary school students at the state Capitol on Wednesday to discuss their push for increasing state education aid. Santabarbara, who has been an outspoken advocate for public education, scheduled the meeting...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Introduces Legislation Limiting Outside Income

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has introduced legislation that would limit the outside income of state legislators in order to help restore the public trust. “Putting a limit on outside income is a key reform we need to restore the public’s trust...

Assemblyman Santabarbara joins Assembly Committee on Racing and Wagering

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced on Tuesday that he is serving the Assembly Committee on Racing & Wagering. New York’s gaming landscape is rapidly evolving and the Capital Region is the epicenter for many of those changes, which is why...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Calls for Eliminating the GEA in the State Budget

“The Gap Elimination Adjustment is crippling our upstate schools and I’m urging the governor to use his 21-day amendments to eliminate this unfair burden. Ending the GEA will give immediate relief to our upstate schools and provide our children with...

Assemblyman Santabarbara backs Assembly reform efforts

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is part of a growing contingent of newer members advocating for reforms to make Assembly operations increasingly transparent and less reliant on seniority. “Now that we have agreed to move forward and seek new leadership...

Arctic Temperatures and Sky-High Heating Costs Highlight Need for Independent Consumer Advocate

As extreme cold rocks upstate New York, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is calling on the state to create an independent consumer advocate to help bring down high-energy costs for residential customers. Santabarbara is supporting legislation to establish...