South Queens lawmaker celebrates policy victories secured in final state budget


In addition to toasting the opening of the summer swim season with her constituents at Connolly’s near the Rockaway Beach boardwalk, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato celebrated significant policy victories secured in last month’s final state budget.

She has been receiving positive feedback from members of the NYPD for legislation that would provide equity to police by allowing them to borrow from their pensions. Under the law, current members of the NYPD were prohibited from borrowing from contributions made to their pension fund.