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Skoufis and educators join in call to repeal APPR to let teachers teach

"Assemblyman and State Senate candidate James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) joined local education leaders on Monday to call for legislation that would decouple teacher evaluations from standardized state test scores."

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Letter: Vote for James Skoufis, regardless of political party

"As a member of the Reform Party here in the 39th State Senate District, I am excited that we overwhelming elected James Skoufis over Tom Basile in the primary. "

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Letter: 'James Skoufis will be "Our Senator" come November'

"I am so thrilled that James Skoufis was able to maintain the Reform Party line on the November ballot after defeating Tom Basile 899 to 59 in the Reform Party Primary."

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Skoufis, Rabbitt keep Reform lines in write-in primaries

"Skoufis, a third-term assemblyman who faces Stony Point Republican Tom Basile in the general election, stomped the write-in votes by 899-56. That gives him four ballot lines and Basile three lines in November."

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Local GOP officials endorse Democrat Skoufis

"State Assemblyman and State Senate candidate James Skoufis received this week the cross-party endorsements of five Republican elected officials"

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Lawmakers rally for Senate to pass Child Victims Act

“When I get to the Senate, this is the priority bill for me,” Skoufis said.

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Nurses, public workers unions endorse Skoufis for Senate

“This campaign continues to be empowered by strong labor support, and these endorsements from NYSNA and AFSCME will continue that momentum,” Skoufis said in a statement. 

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Letter: Skoufis is a proven leader on the environment

James Skoufis recently received a 100 percent on the annual Environmental Advocates of New York legislative scorecard for his voting record on environmental issues in the State Assembly.   

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Lower Hudson Valley politicians pay tribute to Senator John McCain

"The enormous outpouring in the minutes following John McCain's passing became news is a reflection of how deeply he loved our country and how clearly Americans recognized that love," Skoufis said. "He leaves a legacy of loyal & unwavering service to the United States." 

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AFL-CIO endorses Metzger, Skoufis in Senate races

Skoufis, an assemblyman from Woodbury and candidate for the 39th District seat that Sen. Bill Larkin is leaving, said the AFL-CIO’s “unions and members in our community play a vital role in keeping our economy moving forward and leveling the playing field for the middle class. I’ll be the champion that working families deserve in the State Senate because they deserve nothing less.”  

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New fields, track proposed for Monroe-Woodbury schools

More than half of the cost would be paid with reserve funds, state aid that Assemblyman James Skoufis obtained, and a payment from the state Department of Transportation. 

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Orange Confidential: M-W High School prepares for CARES Day

Assemblyman James Skoufis, a Woodbury Democrat who graduated from Monroe-Woodbury in 2005, got the district a $25,000 state grant to help pay for M-W CARES Day.  

 

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Federal historic preservation grants announced for Mid-Hudson

The renovated theater could be an economic boon for the city, improving tourism and adding culture to the city.


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CSEA Endorses Skoufis

The Civil Service Employees Association on Thursday announced its endorsement of Democratic state Senate hopeful James Skoufis.

 

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Skoufis submits 5,000 signatures for November ballot

Assemblyman and State Senate candidate James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) submitted petitions totaling about 5,000 signatures last week to appear on five lines on the ballot: the Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Reform parties.

 

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The Capitol Pressroom: Asm. James Skoufis (audio)

The race for the 39th Senate district race to replace retiring State Senator Bill Larkin will feature, on the Democratic side of things, Asm James Skoufis (D-Woodbury). He stopped by to talk about his candidacy.

 

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Letter: James Skoufis 'has shown that he can work with people, no matter their party, to solve local problems'

Letter to the Editor to The Photo News.

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Letter: Politics of division do not solve New York’s problems

Letter to the Editor to Times Herald-Record

 

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Letter: We fortunately have the choice to voice for James Skoufis 

Letter to the Editor to The Warwick Advertiser

 

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Skoufis Announces Senate Campaign

Assemblyman James Skoufis announced his campaign for state Senate on Monday, telling a fired-up crowd of supporters at Palaia Winery that he will knock on every door in the district to win and fight for Hudson Valley funding and interests in the Senate.

 

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Reform Party Endorses Skoufis in Senate Race

Assemblyman James Skoufis, D-Woodbury, announced Friday that the Reform Party has endorsed his bid to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Bill Larkin in the 39th Senate District.

 

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Rally Protests Army Hospital's Decision to Stop Delivering Babies

Skoufis' office joined nurses, staffers and residents to protest Keller Army Community Hospital's decision to no longer deliver babies over a lack of resources.

 

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Skoufis: 'Be'er Sheva is a Hostile Proposal and Terrible Idea'

Assemblyman James Skoufis weighed in on the new Hasidic village that has been floated, Be’er Sheva, calling it a farce and slap in the face to the people of Monroe and Orange County. 

 

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Budget Victory on Full Day Kindergarten Aid

Assemblyman James Skoufis announced that, following years of advocacy, he secured enhanced full-day kindergarten aid in the recently enacted state budget.

 

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DOH Investigates Nursing Home After Complaints of Understaffing, Neglect

Assemblyman James Skoufis says his office has received numerous complaints about nursing home in Goshen. He says he has heard of instances of excrement being found in the shoes, socks and pants of patients.

 

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State Won't Privatize Orange County Program for People with Severe Mental Illness

State officials have canceled plans to privatize an Orange County program for people with severe mental illness and pledged to boost staffing and slots in the program after an outcry from patients’ families and the intervention of two Assembly members.

 

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State of the State: Skoufis Concerned about Congestion Pricing

A lot of plans and programs were laid out in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Wednesday, but many lawmakers are waiting to see the details that will be coming when the governor releases his state budget later this month.

 

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