Press Releases

Abinanti: Invest $3 Billion Bank Settlement in New York’s Future

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today praised the NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) for successfully enforcing the law against a multi-national bank and urged that the $3 billion settlement be used not for short-term budget...

Abinanti Opposes $511 Million Loan from Clean Water Fund for New Tappan Zee Bridge

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has announced his opposition to the proposed $511 million loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (the Clean Water Fund) to the New York State Thruway Authority to pay for its Tappan Zee Construction...

Assembly Passes Abinanti Legislation to Authorize Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax

The New York State Assembly passed Assemblyman Tom Abinanti’s (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) legislation that authorizes the Town of Greenburgh and all of the villages within the Town, and the village of Sleepy Hollow in the Town of Mount Pleasant to impose...

President Obama & Assemblyman Abinanti Call for Infrastructure Funding

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti welcomed President Obama to Tarrytown where the President spoke on the importance of infrastructure and touted the ongoing process of replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge. The bridge is essential to the interstate system which is crucial...

Assemblyman Abinanti, Assemblymembers and Allergy Advocates Support EpiPen Legislation

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Assemblymembers Clark, Ortiz, Weprin, Buchwald, Saladino, DiPietro and Nojay, joined allergy advocates for a press conference to call for passage of legislation that will authorize schools...

Assemblyman Abinanti Addresses Pothole Problems

After a winter season where roads have been ravaged, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has taken concrete steps to address potholes on State roads. Abinanti, who personally lost two tires due to potholes on State roads, first called...

Assemblymembers Abinanti & Clark Call for Car-Only Lanes on New Tappan Zee Bridge

Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) and Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Executive Director of the New York Thruway Authority Tom Madison calling for dedicated car-only lanes on the new Tappan...

Abinanti to Introduce New York Version of “Avonte’s Law”

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is introducing a New York version of “Avonte’s Law” to set up a state-wide program to make it easier to locate missing vulnerable persons. The need for the program was highlighted by the recent...

Abinanti Calls for State to Pay for Veterans School Property Tax Exemption

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today called for the state to pay for the cost of implementing the newly enacted veterans’ school property tax exemption. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Abinanti asked that the Governor include...

Abinanti Calls for Immediate Pothole Repair

Assemblyman Abinanti today called on the New York State Department of Transportation to immediately begin an emergency pothole repair program in Westchester County. In a letter to DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald, Assemblyman Abinanti stated that “the...

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) Statement on Governor Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Address:

"Governor Cuomo outlined some good proposals in his speech like raising the age of criminal responsibility and investing in education technology. He endorsed important measures previously supported by the Assembly like statewide universal pre-k, the 10...

Abinanti Calls for a New New York Commitment to People with Special Needs

Tarrytown, NY – On the eve of a new legislative session, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is calling on the State of New York to reaffirm its commitment to helping the state’s most vulnerable population – people with special...

Abinanti Says Assembly Hearing Shows NYSED Data Policy is Ill-Conceived

Today’s hearing clearly showed that NYSED’s student data collection policy is ill-conceived and as implemented may endanger our children. NYSED failed to justify either its new policy or its implementation. It is oblivious to the serious faults...

Abinanti Calls for a Fair Allocation of Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Costs

"Now is the time for a public discussion on how to fund the pay back of $4 billion in construction loans for the two new Tappan Zee Bridges,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant). “Westchester and Rockland residents can’t afford...

Assemblymembers and Boaters Discuss Boating Safety Around Tappan Zee Bridge

On October 30, seven Assemblymembers and two Hudson River boating groups held a roundtable discussion focused on the safety of boaters in the Tappan Zee Bridge construction zone. The many barges and construction vessels in the Hudson River present significant...

Abinanti Criticizes NYSED for Acting Unilaterally

On Monday, NYSED Commissioner John King, several New York State Regents, and several members of the state legislature attended a public forum at Port Chester Middle School to hear public comment on recent NYSED mandates. School superintendents, school...

Assemblyman Abinanti and Senator Savino Call for Passage of Legislation Prohibiting Employer Retaliation Against Employees in the Financial Services Industry

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) and Senator Diane J. Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) today called for the passage of legislation (A.815/S.4453) to prohibit employer retaliation against employees in the financial services industry...

Abinanti Joins Environmentalists in Spotlighting New York’s Dirtiest Polluters

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“Climate change is here. We ignore it at our own peril,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-92nd AD) today at the unveiling of a report by Environment New York Research & Policy Center which shows that several power plants in New York are among the...

Abinanti Repeats Call for Height Restrictors at Parkway Entrances – Again!

“It’s become more than obvious that the Department of Transportation engineers do not know how to communicate with truck drivers,” said New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (92nd AD) as he again repeated his call for the installation of height...

Abinanti Seeks Independent Review of Parkway Entrances/Exits

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (92nd AD) has requested that the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner form an independent task force, including a mix of experts and motorist organizations, to evaluate the configuration of and signage at entranceways...

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