New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ronald Canastrari http://wamc.org en Northeast Report – New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ronald Canastrari http://wamc.org/post/northeast-report-new-york-state-assembly-majority-leader-ronald-canastrari <p>Saying the time was right, long time Albany area New York Assemblyman Ronald Canastrari announced today that he will not seek re-election after more than 20 years in office. Canastrari, a democrat from Cohoes, serves as the Assembly Majority Leader. He said the decision to leave was not an easy one.&nbsp; Canastrari looked back on his career today, telling WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields what he considered to be the most important bills he helped to pass while in Albany.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:30:00 +0000 36541 at http://wamc.org