McLAUGHLIN APPLAUDS HOOSICK STREET UPGRADES

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today commended local officials and the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on their recent announcement that the entire stretch of Hoosick Street within the City of Troy will receive utility upgrades and resurfacing.

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McLAUGHLIN: CUOMO'S MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING IS GRANDSTANDING THAT BUCKS THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today called Gov. Cuomo’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) issued Friday evening an abuse of executive power and political grandstanding. The MOU unconstitutionally halts implementation of a statewide ammunition registry after it became law as part of the SAFE Act in January 2013.

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McLAUGHLIN: ASSEMBLY DEMS JAM THROUGH RENT CONTROL, IGNORE UPSTATE AS 'CORRUPTION SESSION' ENDS

          “It is unfortunate that after months of corruption dominating the headlines, Assembly Democrats have cost the state tens of thousands in tax dollars by delaying session several more days in pursuit of a more lucrative rent control agreement for New York City. Once again, we saw a bill jammed through the Legislature at the last minute without time for public comment or analysis. The way we conducted business in Albany this year was a mockery and legislative leaders should be ashamed.

      

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McLAUGHLIN: VETERANS HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH, ASSEMBLY HONORS THEIR SERVICE

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) applauded the veterans buy-back legislation that overwhelmingly passed the Assembly on Wednesday. Assembly Bill 8174-A will allow all honorably discharged veterans the opportunity to purchase three years of their military service from the state to use toward their public retirement benefits. McLaughlin praised the legislation for allowing increased opportunities to New York’s veterans and said he is proud to see this bill pass both houses.

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McLAUGHLIN: PRISONER PRIVILEGES LIMITATION LAW WILL PREVENT PRISON BREAKS, KEEP VIOLENT FELONS BEHIND BARS

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today joined members of the Assembly Republican Conference to introduce legislation that will prevent future prison breaks and abuses by incarcerated violent felons. The legislation is awaiting a bill number in the Assembly but is being carried by Sen. Patrick Gallivan as S.5978.

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McLAUGHLIN: A LITTLE LESS RENT CONTROL AND A LITTLE MORE TAX-CONTROL

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today called on Assembly Speaker Heastie to end his unwavering fascination for striking a rent control deal that will benefit only a fraction of New York State’s population. McLaughlin said it would be misguided to ignore the needs of 17 million other New Yorkers who don’t rent in New York City.

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McLAUGHLIN: YONKERS IS UPSTATE ACCORDING TO CUOMO, UNVEILS HUNGER GAMES 2: EDUCATION EDITION

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today criticized Gov. Cuomo’s new Upstate Distressed Schools Fund for pitting school districts against each other and forcing unnecessary competition instead of distributing funding evenly among upstate schools. The newly- announced fund will focus primarily on alleviating the financial woes of the City of Yonkers.

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McLAUGHLIN WELCOMES CHATHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ALBANY

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) welcomed a group of 4th grade students from Chatham School District to the Capitol on Wednesday. McLaughlin, a staunch supporter of primary education, said he was pleased to host students from a school in his district and enjoyed teaching them about the inner workings of New York State government.

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McLAUGHLIN: START-UP NY, A FAILED INVESTMENT IN NEW YORK'S FUTURE

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference in Albany Wednesday morning calling for the shut down of START-UP NY, Gov. Cuomo’s initiative to provide exclusive tax-free zones for certain businesses that relocate within New York State. Members also pushed the Small Business Full Employment Act, Assembly Bill 5898, which would enact several tax and regulatory relief measures for small businesses across the state.

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McLAUGHLIN APPLAUDS 103 NEW JOBS FOR CORRECTIONS OFFICERS, PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR NYSCOPBA

          Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today commended the creation of 103 new positions for corrections officers at various facilities around the state. McLaughlin said this initiative will help keep our communities, prisons and other corrections officers safe from violent criminals. The increase in corrections officers is a new effort to combat the increase in synthetic drugs entering prisons as well as a rise in violent offenders linked to changes in the Rockefeller Drug Laws.

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