Press Releases

Governor’s Budget Offers Record Funding for Vital Programs

Albany, NY – Following the release of Governor Kathy Hochul’s first executive budget, we have been offered a look at where her priorities are directed and where the Legislature and Executive can work together to accomplish shared goals of...

Assemblymember Kevin Cahill on the Passing of Former Speaker Sheldon Silver

“Sheldon Silver, a proud product of his neighborhood in lower New York, never forgot his origins and never let his love for the communities he represented be compromised. For over two decades, he mentored, advised, encouraged and helped any way...

Assemblymember Cahill Introduces Legislation to Modernize the Bottle Bill

Albany, NY – Today Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) introduced legislation that will update the New York State Returnable Container Law, expanding the list of redeemable bottles and raising the deposit to a ten-cent return (A.8668,...

Assemblymember Cahill’s Statement on the Rejection of IRC Gerrymandering

Today the Assembly took the necessary measures to assure a timely completion of the important task of redistricting. The failure of the so-called “Independent” Redistricting Commission to advance a single set of cohesive reapportionment maps...

Assemblymember Cahill Comments on the State of the State Address

Albany, NY – Today we heard Governor Kathy Hochul’s first State of the State address establishing her vision for New York as we begin the 2022 Legislative Session. In a welcome return to tradition, Governor Hochul addressed the Legislature...

2021: A Year of Fighting for the Hudson Valley

Kingston, NY – In the Office of Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess), 2021 was a year of constant action and rethinking ordinary processes to fit current needs. Confronting record unemployment, a surge in COVID-19 cases and the lapse...

Three Mid-Hudson Bridges to Receive Significant State Investment

Albany, NY – Following a season of heavy rains and unprecedented flooding, three local crossings have been awarded $7.5 million in Bridge NY funds for repair and replacement. This money is sourced from a pool of $200 million in the state budget...

Tom Suozzi Wrong on Climate and Community Investment Act

Following Representative Tom Suozzi’s statement to Capitol Pressroom that he would oppose the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) if elected Governor next year, Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess), Senator Kevin Parker (D-Kings)...

Statement by Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill on Impeachment Investigation Report

The Report released today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee establishes that former Governor Andrew M. Cuomo serially engaged in sexual harassment, responsible for a hostile work environment, misused public resources and, on multiple occasions, placed...

Governor Hochul Announces Work Complete on State Route 28 Bridge over the Esopus Creek in Ulster County

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that work is complete on a $23.6 million project to replace the State Route 28 bridge over the Esopus Creek in the Hamlet of Mount Tremper, Town of Shandaken, Ulster County. The project, completed on time and on budget,...

Dutchess County Assemblymembers Secure Grant Combating Food Insecurity

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Dutchess County, NY – Today Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D - Ulster, Dutchess) joined his colleagues Didi Barrett and Jonathan Jacobson to present a check signifying the procurement of a state grant to representatives from Dutchess Outreach,...

$44.6 Million Wurts Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project to Begin

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $56.2 million in infrastructure investments for the City of Kingston, which includes the start of a major bridge rehabilitation project and the completion of a roundabout within the city. A $44.6 million...

Cahill/Hinchey Legislation Names Portion of State Rt. 28 in Ulster County the “Ulster County Korean War Veterans’ Memorial Highway”

Albany, NY – Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster, Dutchess) and Senator Michelle Hinchey (D-46) to name the portion of State Route 28 beginning at the Kingston...

NYS Assembly Insurance Committee Chairman Kevin Cahill Congratulates Adrienne Harris on Nomination to Serve as Superintendent to the Department of Financial Services

Albany, NY – Chair of the New York State Assembly Insurance Committee Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) issued the following statement on the nomination of Adrienne Harris to serve as the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services:“I...

Legislature Votes to Extend Eviction/Foreclosure Moratorium in Special Session

Albany, NY – Governor Kathy Hochul called a special session of the state legislature yesterday to consider extension and modification of the eviction and foreclosure moratorium as well as restoration of the limited use of remote convening of public...

Local Leaders Demand Answers Over Lack of Rent Relief Disbursement

Kingston, NY – Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess), Senator Michelle Hinchey (D-Saugerties), Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro today sent a letter to Commissioner Michael Hein admonishing...

Statement by Assemblymember Cahill Regarding the Impending Resignation of Andrew Cuomo

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill, (D-Ulster, Dutchess) issued the following statement regarding Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as Governor of New York State:“Governor Cuomo is finally acknowledging his solemn duty.That said, while...

Statement by Assemblymember Kevin Cahill Regarding the Release of Attorney General’s Investigative Report

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill, (D – Ulster, Dutchess) issued the following statement regarding the release of NYS Attorney General’s investigative report:“The findings by Attorney General Leticia James, while disturbing,...

Area Lawmakers: State of Emergency Ended, Department of Health Required to Enforce Certificate of Need at Westchester Medical Center/HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

Kingston, NY – Lawmakers throughout Ulster County have joined together and called upon the State Department of Health and Office of Mental Health (OMH) to enforce the terms of the Certificate of Need for behavioral health, detoxification and rehabilitation...

Bill by Senator Hinchey and Assemblyman Cahill to Extend Retirement Benefits to Three Ulster County Deputy Sheriffs Passes Legislature

Albany, NY – Today, State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (AD-103) announced the passage of a local bill that would fix a clerical error and authorize Ulster County to offer Deputy Sheriffs Kyle Frano, Joseph Sciutto,...