Magee Announces 2013-14 Aid for Local Schools

(March 2013) Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced the release of school aid runs for the 2013-14 state budget. The spending plan provides $21.2 billion for schools statewide, an increase of $936.6 million over last year and $436 million over the executive budget (A.3007-D).

“Making sure our schools have the funding they need to provide our […]

Farmers Converge on Albany to Grow NY Farms

District 5 Farm Bureau Director Darrell Griff and Broome County Farm Bureau Member Judi Whittaker enjoy the taste of New York Reception during Lobby Days.

Madison County Farm Bureau

(Madison County, NY – March 2013) Farmers from Madison County took important time away from their farms to visit with their lawmakers in Albany recently to […]

Cazenovia League of Women Voters to Host Assembly Forum

(Cazenovia, NY – Oct. 2012) The Cazenovia League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for New York State Assembly Oct. 18 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cazenovia Public Library.

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D – Nelson) and challenger Levi Spires (R – Cazenovia) will participate in the forum. There will be questions […]

GSC Hosts Round Table Discussion

To the Editor:

(Town of Lenox, NY – Oct. 2012) The Great Swamp Conservancy (GSC) hosted a round table discussion for the central and western members of the Land Trust Alliance. The group went on a “field trip” in the morning accompanied by GSC board members.

The group had lunch and discussed issues in the […]

Farm Bureau Names Magee to ‘Circle of Friends’

To the Editor:

(Oct. 2012) I am pleased to announce that New York Farm Bureau has recently named Assemblyman Bill Magee to our annual “Circle of Friends” list. This legislative award is granted based upon his record of legislative support for New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau.

New York Farm Bureau is a non-partisan […]

Madison County Democrats to Hear Congressional Candidate and Elect Officers

(Cazenovia, NY – Sept. 2012) The guest speaker for the Madison County Democratic Committee biennial re-organization meeting on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Cazenovia will be Dan Lamb, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. All of Madison County is in this new district.

Marianne Simberg, Chair, […]

Hop Production Bill Becomes Law


From the Assemblyman’s Desk

(Nelson, Cazenovia, NY – July 2012) Working to help local farmers and businesses grow and create jobs, Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced legislation he authored to allow farms to grow, brew and sell locally made beer became law (Ch. 108 of 2012).

“The agriculture and beer industries in New […]

From the Desk of Assemblyman Bill Magee

Magee Attends Annual Dairy Day

(Town of Nelson, NY – July 2012) In celebration of the contributions made by New York’s agriculture industry, Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson), chairman of the Agriculture Committee, attended the annual Dairy Day reception, which highlighted how New York’s dairy farm community benefits both the health of the state’s economy […]

Madison County Redistricting Update

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) With redistricting 2012 complete, Madison County is now Congressional District 22, Senate District 53 and Assembly District 121. Our current representatives will continue to represent us through the year 2012, but they will be running for election in the newly created districts.

Bill Owens, Madison County’s Congressional leader since 2010, […]

Magee Supports Measures to Stop Meth Production


(June 2012)

In an effort to combat the growing number of methamphetamine labs in the area, Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) sponsored legislation to restrict the sale of over-the-counter methamphetamine precursor drugs (A.8384-C). Recently, 24 individuals were indicted in connection with a major methamphetamine manufacture and distribution investigation centered in Madison, Oneida and Oswego […]

Magee Bills Pass Assembly


Legislation to expand Pride of New York program passed the Assembly

In an effort to encourage more consumers to “buy local”, Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced the Assembly passed two pieces of legislation that he prime sponsored to expand the Pride of New York program (A.9877 and A.9868).

“Having grown up in a rural […]

Magee Recognizes Retrofitting of 1,000th Tractor


Assemblyman Bill Magee, a staunch supporter of agriculture and the ROPS program, visited Joe Armstrong, a goat and sheep farmer from the Schenectady area, and congratulated him on outfitting his tractor with a rollover protective structure. Armstrong’s 1973 Ford 2000 was the 1000th tractor outfitted with rollover protection in New York State through […]