Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the lifting of all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in New York City

“Today’s announcement is a win in the battle for common sense, but make no mistake, this falls short of total victory. As we continue to move further away from that shameful period of policymaking, I am once again calling on the Mayor to do the right thing by automatically reinstating all municipal employees terminated as a result of the city’s vaccine mandate, as well as providing them with adequate back pay. It is the least that this city can do to make up for the anxiety and turmoil it caused for so many families.”

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Assemblymember Reilly rallies bipartisan coalition of elected officials, union reps, and law enforcement families to oppose parole for the assassin of NYPD housing cop Gerard Carter

Carter was a decorated member of the New York City Police Department, having earned two Excellent Police Duty Awards, and was honored by the Staten Island Advance in 1995 after stopping a knife-wielding robber who preyed on senior citizens riding elevators at the Stapleton Houses. As a community leader, Carter was involved with the department’s youth explorers program and coached a youth softball league.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly following Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2023 Executive Budget Proposal

“At $227 billion, Governor Hochul’s budget proposal is the most expensive in state history and, if enacted, would be the largest in the nation, only second to California’s. I’ve said it time and time again, we cannot continue down this path; we cannot continue to expect New York’s working families to shoulder an increased tax burden, the result of wasteful, reckless government spending, especially at a time when the cost of everyday supplies like groceries and fuel remain so inflated.”

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Reilly joins Assembly and Senate Republicans to unveil plan to Create a Safer New York; Announces introduction of legislation to combat serial shoplifting

As part of this package, Reilly is introducing legislation intended to mitigate the serial theft of low-dollar items by permitting prosecutors to aggregate charges within an 18-month period, potentially elevating Petit Larceny – a theft of less than $1,000 – to Grand Larceny – a theft exceeding $1,000 and up to as much as $1,000,000. In some cases, this would also make the qualifying offense bail eligible.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly in response to the unprecedented rise in grand larceny crime on Staten Island

“The bottom line is that our community, and those like it around the state, are at a breaking point. As a legislator, as a former law enforcement officer, as a father, and as a private citizen, I say no more half-measures, no more half-baked ‘solutions.’ We need to take action, right now, and I am ready to get to work.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly following Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address

“The Governor said that this is an agenda that would bring both sides together, and while I am prepared to see this important work through, I recognize that it is going to take my colleagues across the aisle to get it done — so let’s get to work!”

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Reilly appointed Vice Chair of the Assembly Minority Conference; Receives committee assignments for 2023-2024 legislative session

As Vice Chair, Reilly’s responsibilities will include working with senior leadership to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Conference, as well as working with leadership from across the aisle to develop policies that benefit all New Yorkers.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly following a State Supreme Court Justice’s ruling against ‘vaccinate to work’ mandates for New York City Police Officers

“As one of the first state elected officials who came out against this ridiculous policy and others like it, I am pleased to see that this has finally been settled in court. Justice Frank’s ruling confirms that this policy improperly infringed on the rights of our police officers, and I am eager to see the impact that this has on similar mandates affecting other city employees.”

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly regarding Mayoral Control of the New York City public school system

“After many years of advocating for these common sense reforms, I was pleased to learn that several of them made their way into the state legislature’s final proposal on Mayoral Control. Last night I voted in favor of that bill, which grants a two-year extension on Mayoral Control, expands the composition of the governing board by adding more parental appointments, and protects appointees from being removed from the board without just cause, among other changes.”

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Reilly appointed to serve as member of MTA Inspector General’s watchdog advisory board by Governor

The Management Advisory Board was created through the New York State Public Authorities Law and consists of 13 members, each of whom is appointed by the Governor for a term of three years. Appointees are required to have substantial experience in the management of a private enterprise, the delivery of public services, or in labor or labor-management relations. The board is tasked with assisting the MTA OIG in identifying ways to improve services, reduce costs, and increase the efficiency of the MTA and its subsidiaries, such as the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT).

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