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A Time To Give Thanks

While I typically devote my weekly column to the work of state government and the efforts of the New York State Senate to propose, deliberate, and pass laws to help improve lives, this week I wanted … more

Questions Review Process

Over the past six months, we have seen an unprecedented number of protests across the country in support of Black lives and against police brutality, including here in Delaware County, which saw a … more

Moving Forward, Together

Speaking with the people of the 122nd District in the weeks following the general election cycle has shown me a few things. First, that it’s been an incredible privilege to serve the people of … more

New York Laws Encourage Lifesaving Organ Donations

Recently, we marked Organ Donor Enrollment Day, a time to remind individuals about the importance of becoming an organ donor. The important education initiative helped spread awareness about a vital … more

A Time To Honor Our Veterans

On Veterans Day, Americans should pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans. Whether combat veterans or Cold War veterans, all who served need to be given proper praise for a job well … more

Accolades For Walton Polling Place

As Americans, it is our civic duty to cast our ballots from local elections to voting for the next president of the United States. While I was waiting in line, people kept joining our line waiting to … more

Freeze Out High Heating Costs

Even though winter is still a few weeks away, the first chilly signs are being felt and the first dusting of snow has hit our region. Skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, ice fishing and other winter … more

Move Over, Save A Life

Emergency workers, police, and highway crew members put themselves in harm’s way every time they respond to a roadside accident. Oftentimes, these hardworking individuals are attending to … more

Protect The Farm To School Program

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic businesses have worked diligently to stay afloat – it has not been easy. Every industry has been affected in some manner and I know from my conversations with … more

Not A Stakeholder

“Blackmail!”  There, I’ve reformed the 10/14/20 Reporter headline “State Aid Threatened Over Police Reform.” “Gov. Cuomo et al want US to weaken the rule of … more

New York Crime Spree: Felons Go Free

Albany Democrats’ one-party rule has led to a crime spree in New York. The lack of respect for our law enforcement is appalling. This culture of disregarding the rule of law has extended from … more

Standing Up To Domestic Violence

Since 1987, our nation has observed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tragically, nearly one in four women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence and abuse. Domestic … more

Democrats’ Bail Reform Continues To Fail Law-Abiding New Yorkers

Bail reform has been touted by Democrats as a sweeping change that brought compassion into the criminal justice process; however, in practice, we have seen that it is anything but. This rushed law is … more

Delivering Rural Broadband Is a Must

Every day, I hear from folks across my district in upstate New York about their inability to access basic broadband. These conversations range from students who are unable to reach the virtual … more

Supporting the Fight Against Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to discuss the importance of early detection and mammograms. It is also a perfect time to highlight a valuable resource available in New York … more

Dyson Student Tells Assembly How To Fix NYS Food Insecurity

Food banks in New York state and nationwide – which help to keep struggling families from going hungry – have faced increased pressure since the spring, when COVID-19 erupted in the … more

Updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines Need A Rapid Adjustment

Nursing home policies in New York state have been under the microscope throughout the COVD-19 pandemic and a number of significant concerns remain.   Back in July, after months of silence and … more

How to Vote

Around here, Election Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but it usually includes food. It’s no accident that we vote just after the harvest and right before Thanksgiving. Early … more

Be Disaster-Ready

September is National Preparedness Month. Here in New York we have many recent reminders why it is vital to be ready for both natural and man-made disasters.   Hurricane Irene, Tropical … more

Will Social Security Be Terminated?

I’ve been working full-time and continuously since I was 20 – that’s 41 years. During all that time, even at low-paid jobs, a small slice of my wages (currently 6.2%) was deducted … more
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