Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today sent a letter to the Hoosick Falls student body thanking them for their efforts during the current village water crisis. About a dozen students at the high school held a press conference before hundreds of fellow students and press on February 12 calling on Gov. Cuomo to provide the village with a new clean water system and fund it through the 2016-17 State Budget that’s due April 1.
“As an elected representative of Hoosick Falls, I am proud of the initiative and courage taken by the Hoosick Falls student body to hold a press conference regarding the current water crisis,” McLaughlin said. “It takes immense fortitude as a young person to call out those at the highest levels of state government and demand answers among hundreds of your teachers and peers. This is a serious problem which affects young people just as much as adults, and residents deserve answers. Any indication of governmental malfeasance will not be taken lightly.”
McLaughlin’s colleagues in Albany have answered his call for hearings to investigate the state’s handling of the water crisis.
“You will be pleased to know that with the help of my colleagues in the New York State Assembly, we will be holding hearings in Albany for public officials to determine whether any malfeasance occurred in the handling of the village’s water crisis,” McLaughlin wrote. “The state has an obligation to residents to disclose what exactly it knew about PFOA levels in the water and when exactly it was known.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website