Fighting the walking dead wood

Fighting the walking dead wood

Skoufis sets out against zombie poles Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) has launched an effort to wipe zombies from our midst; zombie utility poles that is. Referring to poles no longer in use, the zombies are eyesores and can become dangerous if their conditions degrade, Skoufis said. The lawmaker wants public utilities to get out and […]

MONROE FACTIONS ATTEMPT “PEACE AGREEMENT:” United Monroe, Preserve Hudson Valley and Village of Kiryas Joel Sign Game Changing Agreement

MONROE FACTIONS ATTEMPT “PEACE AGREEMENT:” United Monroe, Preserve Hudson Valley and Village of Kiryas Joel Sign Game Changing  Agreement

United Monroe and Preserve Hudson Valley announced Wednesday an agreement with the Village of Kiryas Joel that all parties hope will ease political tensions. The deal provides a path to ending their conflicts of nearly four years over Kiryas Joel’s two land annexation attempts and supports Kiryas Joel’s initiative to politically separate from the Town […]

Assemblyman Skoufis’ Mandate Relief Bill Passes Full Legislature

Assemblyman Skoufis’ Mandate Relief Bill Passes Full Legislature

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASSEMBLYMAN SKOUFIS Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that the Assembly and Senate both passed legislation he authored to provide mandate relief to taxpayers by streamlining local assessor and tax collector offices. “This measure, which I’ve spent four legislative sessions working to pass, will provide much-needed mandate relief to our communities,” Skoufis said. […]

Assemblyman Skoufis warns homeowners of STAR registration scam

Legislative Press Release from Assemblyman James Skoufis Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury), who sits on the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, warned homeowners of a new scam falsely requiring a fee in order to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption. “Whether you are a new homeowner, existing homeowner or a homeowner […]

Assemblyman Skoufis announces Veteran designation now available on NYS drivers’ licenses

Reminder of available discount programs for veterans Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that military veterans can now apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license at no additional charge, rather than carrying separate documentation in order to prove military service. “This sensible update makes it easier for veterans to receive benefits […]

Assemblyman Skoufis Strengthens Penalties on Drunk Drivers

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that legislation he supported that strengthens Leandra’s Law was signed into law (Chp.169 of 2013). Under Leandra’s Law, individuals convicted of driving under the influence are barred from driving a vehicle unless it is equipped with an ignition interlock device, which prevents a car from starting if it detects that […]