McLAUGHLIN APPLAUDS NYSUT'S WORK FOR EDUCATORS, STUDENTS, PLEDGES SUPPORT DURING BUDGET TALKS

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) met with a large group of teachers and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) representatives Tuesday in Albany to discuss the need for fair education funding in New York State, push for an end to high-stakes testing, and  outline the struggles frontline educators are experiencing in our schools. McLaughlin has been a tireless opponent of the Common Core Standards and sponsors multiple bills to restore the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) education cuts.

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McLAUGHLIN: AN INVESTMENT IN SMALL BUSINESSES IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE

          Following Small Business Advocacy Day in Albany, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today touted local employers, the great work they do for the community, and reaffirmed his support for New York’s businessmen and women. McLaughlin is continually ranked among the most business-friendly legislators by groups such as Unshackle Upstate and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

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McLAUGHLIN SLAMS GOV. ON HEELS OF NEW SAFE-ACT NUMBERS

          After the release of new statistics demonstrating glaring inefficiencies in the NY SAFE Act, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) is calling for a full repeal of the 2013 law. The report, issued by Gannett, shows that the vast majority (81%) of violations took place in New York City, and upstate had roughly one-sixth  the number of cases as  downstate. McLaughlin has been a leading opponent of the measure since it was rushed through the Legislature in the middle of the night.

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McLAUGHLIN CONGRATULATES HOOSICK FALLS STUDENTS ON PRESS CONFERENCE

          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.

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McLAUGHLIN WINS ASSEMBLY DEMS SUPPORT FOR HEARINGS ON ‘CUOMO’S LOVE CANAL’

McLAUGHLIN WINS ASSEMBLY DEMS SUPPORT FOR HEARINGS ON ‘CUOMO’S LOVE CANAL’

After gaining support from key Assembly Democrats to convene, April hearing dates are set 

            Last Friday, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Troy) spoke with two key Assembly Democrats about initiating legislative hearings into the ongoing Hoosick Falls water crisis. The purpose of such hearings would be for the Assembly to question local, state and federal officials and gather all facts into the biggest environmental and health crisis, and potential cover-up, that’s rocked New York State in the last decade.

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McLAUGHLIN: HOOSICK FALLS NEXT FLINT MICHIGAN THANKS TO CUOMO AND CRONIES?

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today criticized the New York State Department of Health’s (DOH) handling of the water contamination issue in Hoosick Falls. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously set much more stringent requirements for the amount of PFOA allowed in drinking water than DOH. PFOA is a toxic chemical used in non-stick cookware.

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McLAUGHLIN: ASSEMBLY GOP TRIUMPHS OVER DEMS AS WOMEN'S PROTECTIONS TAKE EFFECT

          “I am proud to announce on behalf of New York’s women that measures to protect women from abuses such as sexual harassment, domestic violence and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace became law today,” McLaughlin said. “As historic as today is, it is shameful that for two years Assembly Democrats tried using these measures as political leverage instead of sending them to the floor for a vote. This is a testament to the fact that downstate Democrats would rather preserve their own wealth and power than do what is right for our mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts. I am proud to be part of the movement with Assembly Republicans as we finally broke down the political barriers in Albany to ensure these measures became law.”

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

 

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McLAUGHLIN: PREET SHOULD OPEN INVESTIGATION INTO CUOMO BUDGET PRESENTATION

          “Not only will he give them pensions, but Gov. Cuomo wants to give his former amigos Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos a parting gift – a free master’s degree in prison. How offensive.”

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McLAUGHLIN: ASSEMBLY DEMS SHAMELESSLY VOTE DOWN GOP ETHICS PROPOSALS

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today attended a press conference held by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) to introduce 17 separate ethics reforms. The measures would increase accountability in state government and allow all members a more equitable say in legislative matters and resource allotment, among other things. All 17 measures were defeated by Assembly Democrats.

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McLAUGHLIN: GEA, COMMON CORE MAJOR DETRIMENTS TO OUR SCHOOLS

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today attended a press conference in Albany calling for several major education reforms as lawmakers being the 2016 Legislative Session. The press conference, coined “The Next Step” for Education in New York State, will hinge on ending the 2011 Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) education cuts and reforming state testing and teacher evaluation requirements.

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