Press Releases

Thiele: Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Sandy FEMA Aid is January 28th

Hurricane Sandy ravaged our community and left countless families struggling to rebuild. While the rest of the country has returned to business as usual, the East End is still living in the aftermath of this powerful storm. The good news is, there...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the 2013 Executive Budget

The Governor’s proposed 2013 Executive Budget proposal is a good start to the State Budget process and seeks to build on a record of two previous fiscally responsible, on-time budgets and our mutual goals of no new taxes or fees and limited state spending...

Thiele: Assembly Introduces Comprehensive DREAM Act

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) joins fellow Assembly colleagues in sponsoring a comprehensive state Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to continue New York’s legacy of educational support for immigrant youth....

Independent Redistricting Constitutional Amendment Passes Assembly 2nd Year in a Row

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) this week voted in support of a New York State constitutional amendment (A.2086/S.2107) which would reform the redistricting process to make it independent and transparent. The amendment would: - create...

Assemblyman Thiele Urges Residents to Claim Earned Income Tax Credit

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announces that many New York State residents may be eligible for a special tax credit this year and not even know it. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal income tax credit for people...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Regarding LIPA Privatization Proposal

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as currently constituted and operated, is a monumental failure. We did not need Hurricane Sandy or a State Commission to inform us of the obvious. Long Islanders have known for many years that its power company...

Thiele: New Year Marks New State Laws in Effect

January 1st not only marked the beginning of a promising new year, it brought a new set of State laws into effect that will improve the quality of life for many New Yorkers. With the goal of a greener future in mind, the State waived the 4 percent...

Thiele Supports Legislative Efforts to Bring Early Voting to New York, Require Increased Disclosure for Independent Expenditures

State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) stands behind a pair of bills recently introduced in the Assembly to institute early voting in New York State and require independent expenditures to be subject to state disclosure rules thereby...

Thiele Releases Gas Price Survey for January 2, 2013