Press Releases

Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline canceled — a win for our environment

This week, a huge win for our regional environment as Kinder Morgan announced it has suspended funding of its Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline, a controversial project that could have yielded unforeseen environmental impacts. According to the...

MMA Signed into Law; Highlights From the 109th

Here are a few highlights I’d like to share with you and your family. MMA bill signed. Last week, legislation legalizing mixed martial arts (MMA) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. As you may recall, I opposed the bill – given my concerns...

Summary of the 2016-2017 State Budget

After weeks of debate and negotiations, on April 1, the Senate and Assembly approved a state budget plan of $146.7 billion with historic policy agreements, such as minimum wage increases and Paid Family Leave, and record-setting investments in education,...

Highlights Ahead of the State Budget's Passage

Today is the last scheduled day of the state budget season, and we are on track to pass a sixth straight on-time budget. Given last-minute negotiations throughout this week, the budget required a message of necessity in order to pass the budget resolution...

Assembly Votes on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) & Governor Signs Kenneth White-inspired Law

This week, the Assembly voted to approve legislation that would legalize and regulate mixed martial arts (MMA). As one of the opposing votes against the legislation, I do believe the longstanding opposition from myself and others resulted in a better...

Assembly One-House Budget Highlights Transportation Funding

This week, a coalition of Assembly colleagues and I held a press conference with advocates for public transportation to promote increased funding for non-MTA transit systems, along with appropriations for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements...

Assembly Releases Economic and Revenue Report

Budget negotiations are fully underway here in Albany. As part of our discussions, the Assembly unveiled the annual Economic and Revenue Report for New York State. The Assembly Economic and Revenue Report projects All Funds revenues at $153.915 billion...

EWaste and Updates

This week in the Assembly, I participated in an Environmental Committee hearing on the impact of electronic waste (or E-waste) as it pertains to municipal solid waste. The EPA report, “Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste by Weight”...

Albany PILOT and Bond Vote

This past week, the Governor released his 30-day budget amendments to his original Executive Budget proposal announced last month. Deliberations continue on budget priorities and we expect to finalize the Assembly's one-house budget proposal by mid-March....

Building Aid

This week, I announced legislation that would increase state building aid funds in struggling and persistently struggling schools for shared spaces and classrooms that embrace the community school model, while reducing local property taxes. The legislation...

Local Government Hearing

This past week, mayors and local government officials from across the State of New York delivered testimony here in Albany for the joint budget hearing on Municipalities, including Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan. Mayor Sheehan is requesting $12.5 million...

Indigent Legal Services

This week, I joined Senator John DeFrancisco in announcing legislation(S-6341/A-6202B) that will address funding of indigent legal services (ILS) by the State of New York. This legislation would require the state to reimburse counties for providing indigent...

The Start of the 2016 Legislative Session

Happy New Year. The Assembly and Senate are back in Albany for the 2016 legislative session. This week, the Governor will deliver both the State of the State address and his proposed Budget, and many positive components have already been announced leading...

E-Mail Newsletter – December 16, 2015

Capital Region earns nearly $100 million in REDC grants and Community Conversation in Bethlehem Please join me Thursday evening (December 17) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library for my next Community Conversation. These events provide...

Join Fahy for Community Conversation

Friend, Please join me Wednesday evening (December 9) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Guilderland Public Library for my next Community Conversation. These events provide an opportunity for you to find out more about my work in the New York State Assembly,...

E-Mail Newsletter – December 7, 2015

Here are a few legislative and community highlights over the past week that I’d like to share with you. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed two pieces of legislation that I sponsored in the 2015 legislative session that relate to municipal streetlight...

E-Mail Newsletter – November 17, 2015

Here are a few legislative and community highlights and important updates over the last week that I’d like to share with you. Rebuilding public infrastructure. I joined elected and business leaders this week to support ‪‎RebuildNY,...

E-Mail Newsletter – November 5, 2015

Here are a few highlights and important updates that I wanted to share with you. Flood prevention capital award to Town of Guilderland to help McKownville. I joined Senator George Amedore in designating $2.75 million in capital grant funding to the...

E-Mail Newsletter – October 17, 2015

Proposed Capital City PILOT. I joined with Assemblymember McDonald and Senator Breslin in lending support to the City of Albany’s Capital City PILOT proposal, which would provide $12.5 million in state aid to Albany. As a homeowner in the City...

E-Mail Newsletter – October 2, 2015

It's been a good week and below are updates on a few recent initiatives. Urging increased high speed broadband in the Capital Region. Recent discussions about the state of telecommunications across our state present the serious need for increased...

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