Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on today’s announcement that the MTA is moving ahead with plans to increase tolls and fares later this year

“In a pathetic attempt to show pity, the MTA is offering to delay their fare increases for a few months – but only a fool would think that this is truly helpful.  That’s not to say that this won’t help the millions of New Yorkers who rely on public transportation each and everyday, but it is simply delaying the inevitable and, in my opinion, extremely shortsighted.”

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Reilly appointed to Assembly Committees on Education, Higher Education, Codes, Governmental Employees, and Housing; Reappointed Ranking Member on Cities Committee

In addition to his reappointment as Ranking Member of the Assembly’s Committee on Cities, which reviews legislation affecting the state’s 62 cities, Reilly was also reappointed to the Assembly’s Committees on Higher Education, Housing, and Codes.  Among his new assignments, Reilly was appointed to the Assembly’s Committees on Education and Governmental Employees.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on announcement that the City of New York would seek authorization to further expand their egregious and illegal speed camera program

“I question how any elected representative in the City of New York could think of expanding this program without first asking themselves how they can make it fairer for all New Yorkers — which is why I will vehemently lobby my colleagues in Albany this session to oppose any legislative effort that aims to expand the city’s speed camera program.”

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With hearing on Mayoral Control set, Reilly reminds colleagues of need for serious reforms; pens letter to Assembly Education Committee Chair

Reilly, who is a former President of Staten Island’s Community Education Council 31, introduced A. 7339, which aimed at reforming Mayoral Control, or, more specifically, the New York City Department of Education’s governing body known as the Panel for Educational Policy…

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Reilly & Where to Turn partnership offers community service credit in exchange for recycled campaign signs

“With Election Day behind us, it is now time to begin collecting the political signage that had been posted throughout Staten Island by various campaigns over the past several months…”

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Assembly Republicans join families of crime victims in call to advance Parole Board reforms; continue advocacy for Ramona’s Law

As part of their call to reform the parole board and its processes, Leader Barclay and Assembly Minority members have introduced a new bill to strengthen legislative oversight of the 19-member board…

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Reilly drafting legislation to protect law enforcement and their families from targeted harassment in light of 50-a repeal

Reilly is introducing this legislation in response to the State Legislature’s repeal of New York Civil Rights Law Section 50-a, which had previously deemed the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers confidential, subject to release only with the officer’s permission. Albany Democrats have pushed hard to repeal Section 50-a in recent years, but law enforcement unions including the New York City Police Benevolent Association and Detectives’ Endowment Association, have expressed concern over the release of this information, which includes the officer’s name among other bits of personal identifiable information.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the Panel for Educational Policy’s continued inaction on school bus contracts

“Once again, the New York City Department of Education’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) has dismissed a crucial vote to approve contractually obligated payments to our city’s school bus companies. As a matter of fact, this is the third time they’ve removed these items from their meeting agenda…”

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Assembly Minority Conference proposes “Jump-Start New York” to aid residents, business, economic recovery

Building on the proposals in their recently introduced “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020” (A. 10266), the Conference developed a broader economic stimulus recovery blueprint.  “Jump-Start New York” directs both state and federal money to those hit hardest by the impact of the pandemic.  Included in the bill are several direct cash infusions, loan programs, and financial reallocations to blunt the economic impact of the health crisis.

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Statement from Assemblymember Reilly on the passage of New York State Budget for FY20-21

The following is a statement from Assemblymember Michael Reilly (R-South Shore) on the passage of the New York State Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021…

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