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Ra Calls for Clarity in Light of Changes to Non-Citizen Eligibility for Safety Net Assistance, Urges Passage of Transparency Bill

Following the recent media attention on the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s General Information System (GIS) Memo, which changed Safety Net Assistance (SNA) eligibility for non-citizens, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is seeking...

Assemblyman Ra’s Valentine’s to Vets Program Concludes with Another Success

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) partnered with the Mineola School District, Mineola Memorial Library and the Hillside Public Library to celebrate another successful year of the Valentine’s for Veterans program. The program aims to show our local...

Ra Proud to Announce 2024 Italian-American Conference Scholarship

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the group’s annual scholarship program. Four scholarships will be awarded to NYS resident...

Ra Backs Special Education Providers, Calls for Additional Support

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is proud to support New York’s 853 Schools, which provide programs for students with disabilities. Ra outlined several important issues related to these providers in anticipation of the Elementary and Secondary...

Ra Honors Law Enforcement Appreciation Day With ‘Praise Our Police’ Program

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Yesterday, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) introduced a resolution in the Assembly Chamber to proclaim Jan. 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the state of New York. In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Ra implemented his Praise Our...

After Years of Overspending, The Bill is Coming Due

“New York must confront the reality of prolonged fiscal recklessness, and we must make sure our revenues and spending are in equilibrium. I look forward to the budget hearing process as we work to craft a final budget that funds essential services while...

Ra: New York is in a State of Disarray

“The governor’s proposed solutions to get our state back on track amount to mere bandages for the profound wounds our state is grappling with. New Yorkers are suffering—small businesses are closing, taxpayers are fleeing and New Yorkers are concerned...

Ra Stands with Long Island District Attorney’s in Fight Against Fentanyl

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) attended a press conference in Albany today to join his colleagues in unveiling a legislative package aimed at stemming the rising tide of overdose deaths in New York state. More than 5,800 lives were lost in New...

Ra: Long Island is Not Your ATM, Albany

Today, the Long Island Association held its annual State of the Region Breakfast in Woodbury, New York, where leaders from the region spoke to more than 1,100 business executives and elected officials to share their perspectives on the challenges and...

Ra Comments on The Start of 2024 Legislative Session

“I’m excited to be back in Albany today to start working on behalf of the people of New York State. The needs of every community must be heard and addressed, a formidable task, but one I am fully equipped to undertake. While many of our goals remain...
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