Press Releases

Abinanti Blasts Cuomo Budget for Failing People with Special Needs

“The Governor’s budget is a disaster for people with special needs,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti today following a Joint Budget Hearing on Mental Hygiene. “The proposed $31 million cut in the OPWDD budget comes at a time when today’s...

Abinanti Introduces Government Whistleblower Protection Legislation

“The discussion about ethics in State government is missing a key component: encouraging whistleblowers to report wrongdoing to law enforcement,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant). To add to the discussion, Abinanti...

Assembly Passes First 2015 Bill: Abinanti’s GMO Bill

The New York State Assembly opened its 2015 session by passing as its first bill one of Assemblyman Tom Abinanti’s (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) pieces of legislation (A.298) dealing with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Abinanti’s legislation...

Abinanti Calls on State to Pay for Veterans School Property Tax Exemption

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today called for the state to pay for the cost of implementing the veterans school property tax exemption. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, which was signed by 17 other Assemblymembers, Abinanti...

Abinanti Appointed Chair of Assembly Committee on Libraries & Education Technology

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to be Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Libraries & Education Technology. The Committee has jurisdiction over legislation introduced concerning...

Abinanti Statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2015 State of the State Address

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today correctly emphasized fairness and opportunity for all. This State desperately needs a middle class agenda. It is unacceptable that middle class taxpayers pay up to 12% of their income on New York taxes while the richest...

Abinanti Statement on Killing of 2 NYPD Officers

I join with my colleagues in public service in offering deepest condolences to the NYPD and the families of Officers Liu and Ramos. We must remain diligent in protecting those who protect us on a daily basis. Once again, innocent victims were killed by...

Abinanti Legislation Gives A.G. Sole Power to Prosecute Police Crimes

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is drafting legislation to give New York’s Attorney General exclusive jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute all alleged crimes by police officers whether or not in connection...

Abinanti Opposes State’s Use of DC Law Firm in Loan Fight with EPA

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today criticized the State’s hiring a major Washington D.C. law firm to appeal the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of the State’s application to borrow $500 plus million...

Abinanti Reaffirms His Support for Public School “Monopoly” on Taxpayer Dollars

“The New York State government’s primary responsibility in the area of education is to appropriately fund a public education system,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) as he today reaffirmed his support for State...

Governor Signs EpiPen Bills that Abinanti Sponsored and Co-Sponsored

Abinanti Joins Latimer in Proposing “Aging in Place” Task Force

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is introducing legislation to set up an “aging in place” task force to analyze impediments to seniors staying in their homes and recommend practical approaches to providing locally-accessible...

Abinanti to Host Series of Town Hall Meetings

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) will be conducting a series of public town hall meetings throughout the 92nd Assembly District. The meetings are designed for Assemblyman Abinanti to provide updates on State government and to hear...

Abinanti Repeats Call for Height Restrictors at Parkway Entrances – Again!

“Trucks on parkways are a hazard not just to bridges but to passenger vehicles legally on the roads. How many more bridges have to be hit before we take effective action?” said New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant)...

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Governor Cuomo Signs Abinanti & Schimel Lever Voting Legislation

Tarrytown – Governor Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Schimel (D-Great Neck) and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) to spare additional election costs by permitting villages, school districts and other...

Abinanti: Invest $3 Billion Bank Settlement in New York’s Future

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today praised the NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) for successfully enforcing the law against a multi-national bank and urged that the $3 billion settlement be used not for short-term budget...

Abinanti Opposes $511 Million Loan from Clean Water Fund for New Tappan Zee Bridge

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has announced his opposition to the proposed $511 million loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (the Clean Water Fund) to the New York State Thruway Authority to pay for its Tappan Zee Construction...

Assembly Passes Abinanti Legislation to Authorize Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax

The New York State Assembly passed Assemblyman Tom Abinanti’s (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) legislation that authorizes the Town of Greenburgh and all of the villages within the Town, and the village of Sleepy Hollow in the Town of Mount Pleasant to...

President Obama & Assemblyman Abinanti Call for Infrastructure Funding

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti welcomed President Obama to Tarrytown where the President spoke on the importance of infrastructure and touted the ongoing process of replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge. The bridge is essential to the interstate system which is crucial...

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