Press Releases

Ashby: Bring Back Milk Choice In Schools

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Today, Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton), other legislative officials, farmers and nutritionists called on the Legislature to pass the assemblyman’s bill (A.9990/S.8999) allowing New York state school districts to purchase whole and 2 % milk...

ICYMI: Ashby Secures Major Win for Veterans, Creates State Department of Veterans’ Services

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) is proud to announce the creation of the Department of Veterans’ Services, a cause he has championed since taking office in 2019.“Today is a tremendous victory for our State’s nearly one million veterans...

Ashby Celebrates Contributions Of Those With Down Syndrome In The Workforce

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On World Down Syndrome Day, Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) celebrated the many contributions of those with Down syndrome in the workforce and in communities throughout New York. A resolution was passed in the Assembly marking this occasion and...

Assemblymen Ashby and Ra Call For $500 Million In Relief For ‘Invest In Veterans’ Package

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 Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) stood up today in the New York State Capitol alongside Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference to call on Gov. Hochul and legislative leaders to “Invest in Vets”...

Ashby Says Lt. Gov. Benjamin’s Actions Blur the Lines of Ethical Conduct

“We are not even a full year into this new gubernatorial administration and yet there is another report of how a high-ranking official has let down New York taxpayers. It is disappointing that Lt. Gov. Benjamin couldn’t discern it was not appropriate...

Assemblymen Ra, Ashby & Colleagues Host

Today, Assemblymen Ed Ra, Jake Ashby and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a “No Surrender” Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD a Priority roundtable event on Long Island.The event, one of several regional roundtables organized...

Ashby Demands Action To Curb Rampant Growth In Crime

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) today joined with Assembly and Senate colleagues to demand immediate action by our State Legislature to enhance public safety in response to the unprecedented rise in crime over the past year. “Despite only being...

Statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) on the State of State Address

“Moving into this new year and new legislative session, I am cautiously optimistic. There are some pressing matters facing our state, such as the ongoing and troubling population loss and continuing economic concerns caused by the state’s response...

Assemblymen Gallahan & Ashby Hold Event For ‘No Surrender’ Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD A Priority

Today, Assemblymen Jeff Gallahan and Jake Ashby, along with their colleagues in the Assembly Republican Conference, hosted the “No Surrender” Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD a Priority roundtable event in Canandaigua.The event, one of several regional...

Assembly Minority Conference to Launch ‘No Surrender’ Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD A Priority

Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay and Assemblyman Jake Ashby, Ranking Minority Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and an Army veteran, announced the “No Surrender” Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD a Priority, a series of roundtable...

Region Seeing Great Strides in Economic Development, but Small Landlords Held Back By Eviction Moratorium

“The pandemic and the eviction moratorium have left many small landlords in a difficult situation where they are unable to pay their bills and property taxes because of tenants who have not paid their rent. The extension of the eviction moratorium only...

Statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) on The Swearing-In of Gov. Kathy Hochul

“I look forward to working with our newly sworn-in governor, Kathy Hochul. I am eager to work with her to support our veterans, local small businesses and communities as we continue to rebuild after the pandemic, and to restore public trust in New York...

Statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) on the Expansion of Taliban Control Across Afghanistan

“It is heartbreaking to acknowledge the rapid expansion of Taliban control across Afghanistan. To the veterans and their families who deployed to Afghanistan, know that you are not alone. Please reach out to those close to you and/or to the many veteran...

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) Renews Call for Impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo Following the Confirmation of Sexual Harassment by the Office of the Attorney General

“Today’s report made very clear that Gov. Cuomo has, multiple times, violated countless laws by sexually harassing and assaulting a staggering number of women, many of whom worked directly for him. I again emphasize the bravery of these women for...

Ashby, Area Legislators Fight to Prevent Troy VA Closure - Letter from legislators

Ashby Joins Parents in Calling to Unmask Children

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Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) is supporting legislation that would prohibit state agencies from mandating masks for children younger than 18 years old in settings like schools, daycares and summer camps. The point of the legislation is to re-establish...

Ashby: NY COVID Rates Are Well under Control, It’s Time the Legislature Ends Governor’s Pandemic Emergency Powers

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Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) joined Assembly and Senate Minority in calling for an end to the governor’s emergency powers today. The conferences have introduced resolutions and are calling on their Majority colleagues to take action. New...

Ashby, Area Legislators Fight to Prevent Troy VA Closure

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton), Sen. Neil Breslin, Sen. Daphne Jordan and Assemblyman John McDonald are partnering to fight the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) decision to close the Troy VA Outpatient Clinic, a community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC),...

Ashby: Immediate Action Needed To Prevent Closure of Troy VA CBOC

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) is demanding immediate action and a swift reversal of the recent announcement by the Veterans Administration to close the Troy Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Despite serving over 1,000 Veterans a year, the...

Ashby Announces $3.5 Billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) is pleased to announce the launch of a $3.5 billion Emergency Rental Assistance program which marks the first true relief for landlords and property owners who have suffered tremendous financial hardship over the...