Press Releases

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Helps Pass Legislation that Continues Record of Protecting Reproductive, Maternal Health Care in New York

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that he is planning to pass several bills to protect and expand New Yorkers’ reproductive and maternal health care rights. This legislative package builds on the Assembly Majority’s continued...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred Thiele on State Aid to Education Proposal

The Governor has proposed changes to Foundation Aid that would not just reduce state aid to school districts on Long Island (44) but to suburban and rural school districts across the state from the Hudson Valley to Western New York to the North Country.I...

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Applauds the Enactment Of ‘Angelica’s Law’

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) joined Governor Hochul, Senator Kevin Thomas and the family of Angelica Nappi in Garden City for a bill signing ceremony enacting “Angelica’s Law” (Chapter #722 of the Laws of 2023) on Tuesday, December...

Assemblyman Thiele Announces the Enactment of His Legislation Authorizing a Deer Management Pilot Program for the Town of Southold

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with State Senator Anthony Palumbo, directing the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to establish a Long Island Deer...

Assemblyman Thiele Calls on Governor Hochul to Sign Biomarker Testing Bill S.1196-A/A.1673-A

Albany, New York – Today, NYS Assemblyman Thiele called on Governor Hochul to sign into law S.1196-A/A1673-A, which passed the Senate and Assembly in June with bipartisan support. The bill would require state-regulated health insurance plans, including...

Statement from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Regarding Governor Hochul’s Veto Denying Montaukett Indian Nation Long-Awaited Recognition

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement in response to Governor Hochul’s veto of (A.6919/ S.6721), which aimed to reinstate state recognition and acknowledgement of the Montaukett Indian Nation. The Montaukett...

Statement from Assemblyman Fred Thiele on Speaker Heastie's Announcement of $2 Million for Community Organizations on the East End

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) recently welcomed Speaker Carl Heastie to Suffolk County for an East End tour, announcing a $250,000 funding allocation to support the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center’s Pre-K program....

Statement from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Condemning Antisemitic Vandalism at Various Locations in Montauk

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement following police investigations into reports of a hate crime in Montauk involving large swastikas and antisemitic graffiti found at various locations, such as Ditch Plains...

Statement from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Regarding the Attack on Israel Carried out by Palestinian Political and Militant Organization Hamas

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement regarding the devastating surprise attack on Israel in the early morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023 carried out by the Palestinian political and militant organization,...

Thiele Announces Water Infrastructure Project Award to Hampton Bays Water District

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D–Sag Harbor) today announced that the Hampton Bays Water District has been awarded state aid to support drinking water improvement projects. The Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Board of Directors’ approved...

Thiele Announces Library Construction Awards to Local Libraries

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D–Sag Harbor) today announced that the Floyd Memorial Library, Westhampton Free Library, and the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library have been awarded state aid to support construction projects. The New York State...

Thiele Announces Library Construction Awards to Local Libraries

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D–Sag Harbor) today announced that the Floyd Memorial Library, Westhampton Free Library, and the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library have been awarded state aid to support construction projects. The New York State...

Thiele Bill to Reinstate State Recognition and Acknowledgement of the Montaukett Indian Nation Passes Both Houses of the Legislature

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Anthony H. Palumbo to reinstate state recognition and acknowledgement of the Montaukett Indian Nation, has unanimously passed both houses of the...

Assemblyman Thiele: Peconic Land Trust to Receive Conservation Partnership Grant

Last week, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that the Peconic Land Trust is among the recipients of Governor Hochul’s Conservation Partnership Program grants. The State awarded more than $3 million in Conservation Partnership...

Assemblyman Thiele Announces Historic Support for Local School Districts in 2023-24 State Budget

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today announced that the approved State Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 includes $34 billion in General Support for Public Schools, an increase of $3 billion over the 2022-23 school year. The enacted budget...

Assemblyman Thiele: Final State Budget Includes Increased Funding for Peconic Estuary Partnership

This week, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced the inclusion of $550,000 in the SFY 2023-24 final budget for the Peconic Estuary Partnership. Last year, as in years prior, the Peconic Estuary Partnership received $450,000 in funding...

Assemblyman Thiele Secures Funding for Local Behavioral Health Initiatives in Final State Budget

This week, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that the 2023-24 State Budget contains $175,000 to continue the South Fork Behavioral Health Initiative, and an additional $175,000 for the North Fork Coalition for Behavioral Health....

Assemblyman Thiele: Funding for the South Fork Commuter Connection Service Increased to $750,000 for State Fiscal Year 2023-24

This week, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that the Enacted State Budget provides $750,000 for the operating costs of the South Fork Commuter Bus Service, an increase of $250,000 over the Executive proposal and over last year’s...

Final State Budget Includes Assemblyman Thiele’s Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that the 2023-24 State Budget approved on Monday, May 1st, includes the "Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act", as requested by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. The Act will...

Assemblymember Thiele Secures Legislation to Protect Unmarked Burial Grounds in the Enacted State Budget

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsored to safeguard unmarked burial grounds across New York has been included in this year’s Enacted State Budget (Public Protection and General Government, Part...