Press Releases

Assemblyman Santabarbara is Mobilizing His District Office

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) has announced that he will be hosting mobile district office hours at five locations across his Assembly District over the next two weeks. The stops are designed to provide many of his constituents with an...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Encourages Vets to Take Advantage of New Driver’s License Designation

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is encouraging military veterans to apply for the new special “Veteran” designation on driver’s licenses issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Similar to the identification...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Named to Farm Bureau ‘Circle of Friends’

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.” The “Circle of Friends” award is given annually to state lawmakers who have distinguished themselves as supporters...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Emphasizes the Importance of Disaster Preparedness

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) is encouraging families to be proactive about preparing for weather-related emergencies in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding that have affected the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley area. “We...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Disappointed By Veto of Reimbursement for Schenectady Schools

“I am deeply disappointed with the news of the veto. Schenectady school children and property taxpayers should not be penalized for an administrative error made ten years ago. I will continue my efforts to make sure that Schenectady Schools receive...

Santabarbara Announces Funding Restoration to OPWDD Now Law

“There will be no cuts to OPWDD services – so people with disabilities and their families can finally put their minds at ease. Programs such as day services, family and residential support, which are no longer on the chopping block, help people...

Santabarbara Encouraged by Studio Potential; Says it Highlights Need for His Film Tax Credit Legislation

“I’m encouraged by the news that an out-of-state entertainment company wants to develop a studio right in our backyard. This development further demonstrates the need for legislation I authored, which passed both houses, will allow Schenectady...

Tkaczyk and Santabarbara Introduce Legislation to Help Flood Victims

Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (D-Duanesburg) and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) held a press conference in Fort Plain today to announce legislation they have introduced, entitled the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County Assessment Relief Act, aimed...

Santabarbara Secures Over $700,000 to Replace Route 443 Bridge Over Fox Creek

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced a local road project will be funded with capital he secured through the NY Works capital program. “It’s no secret that Capital Region roads and bridges have seen better days and our...

Santabarbara Reminds All Homeowners to Register for STAR Exemption

“The STAR program is about keeping money in the pockets of hardworking homeowners,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “Unfortunately some people have been fraudulently claiming multiple STAR exemptions, which we need to...

Santabarbara Cuts Red Tape for New York Businesses

“Businesses need relief from burdensome state regulations,” said Santabarbara. “This common sense measure builds on my efforts to work with the business community to find even more ways to make New York more business-friendly.” Santabarbara...

Flood Victims to Receive State Assistance Rebuilding Their Lives

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) was at Herkimer County Community College, along with Governor Cuomo and other local officials, to address the flooding that has affected families in the Mohawk Valley. To provide the much-needed assistance...

Santabarbara Calls on President to Issue Federal Disaster Declaration

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) continues to call on President Obama to issue a Disaster Declaration for the recent flooding experienced in the Mohawk Valley. “Affected families, businesses and neighborhoods need support while working...

Assemblymembers Santabarbara and Steck Announce Grant for Schenectady Public Library

Assemblymembers Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) and Phil Steck (D-Niskayuna) announced that Schenectady County Public Library was awarded a grant for improvements in the amount of $111,318. The grant was awarded through the New York State Education...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Cuts Red Tape to Make New York More Business Friendly

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that a bill he sponsored streamlines the relicensing application process for chain food processing establishments has passed both the Assembly and Senate (A.7759). “Businesses are counting...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Reels in Tax Credits to Support Film Production in the Capital Region

“We need to make sure there is a level playing field so we can remain competitive,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “Attracting more film companies to our area will boost our local economy and has the potential to create...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: OPWDD Services to Stay Intact

“The vital services people with disabilities and their families depend on are no longer in jeopardy,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam). “These programs can mean the world to people with disabilities, giving them the opportunity...

Santabarbara: Let’s Make it Easier for Workers to Gain Advanced Manufacturing Skills Businesses Need

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the passage of legislation he sponsored to help train more workers in advanced manufacturing (A.7673). Funding would be directed to not-for-profits, industry public-private partnerships, individuals...

Santabarbara Works to Curb Teen Texting and Driving

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that the Assembly passed legislation to improve highway safety by increasing penalties on probationary and junior drivers who text while driving (A.7739). “We have seen the ads on television...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Breathes New Life into Community Gem

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that his bill to extend the authorization of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission (MVHCC) for another 10 years was approved, marking his first bill to pass the Assembly (A.7441). The revival...