Press Releases

Assemblyman Colton Announces Broad Support for Legislation Establishing Producer Responsibility for Electronic Equipment Recycling

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Assemblyman William Colton, (D-47AD) Chair of the Assembly Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management, announced broad support for the concept of holding electronic equipment manufacturers responsible for the recycling, reuse or remanufacture of...

Assemblyman Colton: “Ban Harmful Plastic Grocery Bags in New York State”

Following the city of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors’ recent ban on check-out plastic grocery bags, which can make it the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule, New York State Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) is introducing similar legislation...

Assemblyman Colton Warns DOS Brochure…Not Junk Mail But Call to Arms!

Assemblyman William Colton (D-47AD) is alerting area residents that 4000 tri-fold brochures recently mailed by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DOS) inviting everyone to an Environmental Justice Informational Meeting on the Proposed Southwest...

Assemblyman Colton Supports and Lauds Bill

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Assemblyman William Colton (47 AD) is a Prime co-sponsor of new legislation, the Class Size Reduction Bill, introduced by Manhattan’s Assemblyman Rory Lancman (25 AD). The Class-Size reduction Act requires New York City to spend at least 25% of the...

Assemblyman Colton Calls for Neighborhood Input

"It is very hard to comprehend how the Department of Education can hold a community town-hall meeting without adequately notifying the community. The goal of improving education in Lafayette High School requires the DOE to build a strong partnership with...

Assemblyman Colton Celebrates Purim at Shore Parkway Jewish Center

Assemblyman William Colton (D-47AD) will be joining the Purim Celebration at the Shore Parkway Jewish Center (SPJC), 8885 26th Avenue (off Cropsey Avenue) on Sunday, March 4th. The celebration starts at 1.00 P.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M. with a costume contest,...

Assemblyman Colton Investigating Rumors of Boody’s Principal Being Booted

Assemblyman William Colton (D-47 AD) is shocked to learn that the principal of David A. Boody IS 228 has been asked to leave, according to parents of IS 228’s PTA. Principal Rose Caniglia came from out of the district, Queens, at the bequest of then...

VISTA Release Increases the Need for E-Waste Recycling

Assemblyman William Colton has recently introduced legislation that requires producers of electronic equipment to be held responsible for the recycling of their products. The development of technologically advanced programs such as the new VISTA software...

Town Hall Meeting Protests Waste Transfer Station

An Anti-Waste Transfer Station Task Force, led by Assemblyman William Colton, District Leaders Charlie Ragusa and Jeanette Givant of the 47th Assembly District and joined by various Environmental and Community groups: Ludger Balan of the Urban Divers...

Assemblyman Colton Discusses His Experiences in Israel!

Assemblyman William Colton will discuss the events and experiences that occurred in his trip to Israel, December 2, 2006 to December 11, 2006 sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council. Many members of the community bear ties to Israel by...

Assemblyman Colton Demands Test of the Bottom of the Gravesend Bay

On Sunday, August 6th, at 11 am, Assemblyman William Colton will be holding a press conference demanding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers immediately test the water and bottom sediment of Gravesend Bay, charging that a man-made environmental disaster...

Assemblyman Colton’s Anti-Swastika Bill Becomes Law

The bill introduced by Assemblyman William Colton (D-47 AD) which increases the penalties for vandalizing property with a swastika or burning cross has passed both the State Assembly and the State Senate and signed by the Governor. This legislation...

Assemblyman Colton Charges: City Cheats Motorists on Sundays

Following a whirlwind tour of busy shopping streets and places of worship across Bensonhurst and Gravesend, Assemblyman William Colton (D,WF-Brooklyn) fired off a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Iris Weinshall demanding the immediate...

Assemblyman Colton Applauds Assembly Override of Governor's Veto

Assemblyman William Colton (47 AD) is proud to announce that the Assembly unanimously voted to override the governor's callous veto of emergency legislation to protect seniors from the poorly-implemented Medicare Part D plan by guaranteeing coverage for...

Assemblyman Colton to Mobilize Parents in Effort to Teach Governor Story of Scrooge

Assemblyman William Colton (D-47 AD), at the Ways and Means Committee Hearing Monday, (Feb. 6, 2006) in Albany, was the most vociferous member of the Panel questioning Chancellor Joe Klein on the education needs of the city. Assemblyman Colton questioned...

Assemblyman Colton: Help for HEAP $$$ for Heating Bill Assistance

Assemblyman William Colton (47 AD) announces that the Assembly and Senate have agreed to expand the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help offset the high-energy costs that are endangering the well being of the elderly and families of modest means....

Colton to Gov: Declare Public Health Emergency

Urging Governor Pataki to extend his executive order of January 13, 2006 ordering the NYS Health Department to pay the cost of prescriptions drugs for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, which is set to expire this Saturday, Assemblymember...

Colton Applauds Governor on Education Tax Credit Proposal, Demands Governor Comply with CFE Decision

Assemblymember William Colton (D-47th AD, Brooklyn) calls Governor Pataki’s incorporation of a proposal to provide tax credits for educational expenses to the state’s working families in his budget a step in the right direction. The Governor, however,...

City to Adopt Colton's Lifeguard Recruitment Proposal

Assemblyman William Colton (D-Bensonhurst), community activist Mark Treyger, Principal Howard Lucks of New Utrecht High School, Deputy Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, and other community leaders met back in September to discuss the shortage of city...

Assemblyman William Colton Introduces Plate Legislation to Create "New York Recycles" License Plate

Today, Assemblyman William Colton (47th Assembly District, Brooklyn) announced that he has introduced legislation to create a "New York Recycles" license plate. The bill requires the $25 dollar annual fee from each license plate sale and renewal to be...