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Cornwall Emergency Room to Remain Open 24 Hours

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Following a meeting in Albany Monday that included Senator William Larkin, NY Assemblyman James Skoufis, Assemblyman Frank Skartados, hospital officials and the NY State Health Department, St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital has announced that the Emergency Room in its Cornwall campus will remain open 24/7. SLCH had been in discussions with the Health Department to reduce […]



Skoufis Introduces Bill to Provide Free Tuition at SUNY and CUNY

Jan 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) unveiled a new initiative he has authored, Tuition-Free NY (A8585), to provide free undergraduate tuition for all students who have been admitted to SUNY or CUNY and who fulfill requirements of community service and residency after graduation. “Soaring college costs and high interest loans are making it more and more difficult […]



Local Area Officials React to Cuomo’s Budget Address

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Neuhaus Responds to State Budget Address Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus today responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014-2015 Executive Budget presentation with the following statement: “Governor Cuomo’s 2014-15 spending plan succeeds in identifying key factors which have contributed to some of the highest property taxes in the nation. Sky-high property taxes drive people and jobs […]



Skoufis Wants Public Input on St Luke’s ER Cuts

Oct 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblyman James Skoufis introduces legislation for public hearings in response to St. Luke’s ER hour cuts Legislation would also prohibit bonuses for hospital executives during these types of service cuts In response to St. Luke’s request to make their Cornwall Hospital emergency room part-time, Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) introduced legislation today to require public input […]



Assemblyman Skoufis Given 2013 Farm Bureau Award

Oct 11th, 2013 | By | Category: General Interest

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) was named to the New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.” The individual distinction recognizes state lawmakers who have demonstrated their support of New York agriculture. “Agriculture is a vital part of the Hudson Valley’s and New York’s economy, and I am proud to stand alongside our family farmers in both […]



Veteran Designation Now Available on NYS Drivers’ Licenses

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

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 and discounts that they are entitled to, […]



Tougher Texting Penalties Becomes Law

Jul 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation she supported into law that aims to improve highway safety by imposing tougher penalties on young and new drivers who text while driving. The measure brings penalties for texting while driving in line with penalties for convictions related to speeding, reckless driving or following a vehicle to closely (Chap. 91 […]



Skoufis’ Insurance Reform Legislation Passes the Assembly

Jun 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Political

Legislation to streamline insurance claims in the wake of a disaster passes assembly With the ramifications of Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy still being felt  in Orange and Rockland Counties, Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced two bills he authored that would ensure insurance claims following natural disasters are dealt with more efficiently have passed the […]



Assemblyman Skoufis Sponsors Women’s Rights and Equality Legislation

Jan 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Political

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that he is sponsoring several women’s rights and equality bills, and that he is the newest member of the Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus. “I stand in strong support of the governor’s priorities regarding women’s rights and equality in New York State,” Assemblyman Skoufis said. “I will work each and every […]



Skoufis’ First Bills Geared Towards Insurance Company Response Time During Disasters

Jan 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Political

Assemblyman Skoufis introduces legislation to address the lack of response by insurance companies after a natural disaster In light of more common natural disasters that have left Orange and Rockland Counties devastated in recent years, Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) introduced his first set of bills as a state legislator. The legislation, submitted during Skoufis’ first […]