Press Releases

Gunther Statement on Lopez Investigation
“I am shocked and appalled by the sexual harassment claims against Assemblyman Vito Lopez as well as Speaker Silver’s handling of the situation. As a mother and a grandmother, I feel very strongly that every woman has the right to be treated with respect in the workplace.

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Gunther bill to save municipalities money to be sent to Governor
June 20, 2012 - Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D,C-Forestburgh) today announced that legislation she sponsored has passed both houses of the Legislature and will soon be sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The legislation (A.5830) would allow municipalities to include a public works project in a bid made by ... read more »
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Assemblywoman Gunther Statement on NYC Commuter Tax
April 24, 2012 - In response to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s proposal to resurrect the New York City Commuter Tax, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther released the following statement:

“The proposal to bring back the New York City Commuter Tax is yet another attempt to subsidize New York City’s mass transit ... read more »
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Gunther Statement on Passage of Casino Gaming Resolution
March 15, 2012 - “After so many years of talk, it’s great to finally see movement in the right direction,” said Assemblywoman Gunther. “This is a critical piece in bolstering Sullivan County’s struggling economy, and I am proud to have worked with Governor Cuomo to make this happen.”

Assemblywoman Gunther is ... read more »
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Assemblywoman Gunther: DNA databank expansion will help police solve crimes
Measure gives New York the most expansive DNA databank in the nation and can help exonerate the innocent

March 19, 2012 - Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther (D,C-Forestburgh) announced the Assembly passed legislation supported that expands the list of offenses that require a DNA sample from a convicted offender, while also enacting ... read more »
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Gunther and Colleagues hold a "Sit-In" to Speak with Governor
May 12, 2010 - Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D,C, I -Forestburgh) joined 27 other Assembly colleagues seeking a meeting with Governor Paterson to discuss the New York State budget impasse. Gunther and her colleagues went to the Governor’s office at approximately 4:30pm today asking to speak with the Governor directly about ... read more »
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Gunther: OTB Cried Wolf Caught in Obvious Game of Chicken
April 19, 2010 - Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, C, I, - Orange/Sullivan) expressed outrage but no surprise with the growing evidence that the New York City OTB closure crisis was little more than a scam to get a bailout for their mismanaged operation. Fortunately, Gunther and her legislative colleagues refused ... read more »
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Annual Proof of Tax Exempt Status Bill moves out of RPT Committee
April 14, 2010 - Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, C, I, - Orange/Sullivan) announced today that legislation she authored, (A908) which will amend the real property tax law, was unanimously approved by the Real Property Tax committee. This legislation will require non-profit organizations to establish that their organization is entitled to ... read more »
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Early retirement incentive for teachers passes Assembly – heads to Governor’s Desk
April 13, 2010 - Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, C, I, - Orange/Sullivan) announced the passage yesterday of an early retirement incentive for teachers in school districts and community colleges outside of New York City.

“This legislation is a good opportunity for employees to retire early without incurring financial penalties,” Gunther said. ... read more »
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Gunther: Governor’s withholding of construction funds is irresponsible
– jobs need to be our priority

April 12, 2010 - Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, C, I – Forestburgh) denounced Governor Paterson’s exclusion of payments for road and other capital projects in his emergency appropriations legislation, possibly leaving hundreds without work and breaking almost 500 contracts statewide. The Governor’s action threatens ... read more »
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