Press Releases

Assemblymembers Reilly & Tannousis Act to Increase Transparency of Safety Incidents at New York City Public Schools

Assemblymembers Michael Reilly (R-Staten Island) and Michael Tannousis (R-Staten Island, Brooklyn) announced today that they would draft and introduce legislation that would require schools and/or school districts throughout New York to notify school...

Assembly Minority Announces Legislation to Help New Yorkers Combat Rising Prices

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C- Staten Island/Brooklyn), Assemblyman Michael Reilly (R-South Shore) and their Assembly Minority colleagues today announced they would be introducing legislation to suspend sales tax on a variety of goods and services...

Tannousis Comments on the End of His First Legislative Session in the State Assembly

 “This year I proudly stood up against the list ofdangerous progressive policies that threaten the very livelihood and safety of Staten Island and Brooklyn. We were able to secure funding for our schools in the state budget and I am continuing...

Tannousis Passes Bill to Secure Gateway National Recreation Area’s Future

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C,I- Staten Island/Brooklyn) celebrated a legislative victory today with the passing of a bill to extend the time period for the conveyance of lands for the establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area until June...

Tannousis Affronted by Continuous Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C,I- Staten Island/Brooklyn) voted against bill A.07175-A, which extends the eviction moratorium of delinquent tenants who have not paid rent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Tannousis was among numerous others...

Tannousis Encouraged By Steps To Reduce Restrictions On Bars And Restaurants

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C,I- Staten Island/Brooklyn) was excited to see the steps being made today to roll back several of the ongoing restrictions on New York's bars and restaurants. Today, both the state Legislature and governor took action...

Tannousis & Reilly Introduce Bill to Address Loopholes in Marijuana Legalization Law

Assemblymembers Michael Tannousis (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Michael Reilly (R-Staten Island) announced they will partner to introduce legislation to address what they consider to be a shortsighted and rushed effort by the Majority-led state...

Reilly & Tannousis Join Assembly Minority Effort to Overturn Governor Cuomo’s Arbitrary Restaurant Mandates

Assembly members Michael Reilly (R-South Shore) and Michael Tannousis (R,C,Staten Island/Brooklyn) joined Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference to introduce a joint resolution to overturn Gov. Cuomo’s...

Tannousis Committed to Using Prosecutorial Experience to Find Answers

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C- Staten Island/Brooklyn) is committed to using his experience as a prosecutor to assist the Assembly Judiciary Committee in getting to the truth surrounding alleged claims of fraudulent COVID-19 data and alleged...

Tannousis: We Have to Find Answers for Nursing Home Victims

“Last night, troubling information came to light that the governor’s office admitted that the state downplayed COVID-19 data regarding nursing home deaths from the Legislature in an attempt to avoid federal investigation. If this is true,...

Tannousis Appointed to Commissions on Solid, Toxic and Hazardous Waste

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C,I- Staten Island/Brooklyn) has been selected by Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) to serve on the Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management and the Commission on Toxic Substances and Hazardous...

Tannousis Appalled by Attorney General Nursing Home Findings

“This morning the New York attorney general released a 76-page report confirming what many of us have been fearing for months — the toll the virus took on our nursing home residents has been far worse than the state has been telling us. The...

Small Business Expenses Through PPP To Be Tax Deductible; Funds Won’t Be Taxed as Income

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has created a bit of confusion on what it means for small business owners and the people who rely on them for employment once tax season rolls around. I have been asked by a number of people in Staten Island and Brooklyn...

Tannousis Ready to Bring Sanity Albany

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C- Staten Island, Brooklyn) has officially been sworn in as the new assembly member for the 64th Assembly District. Tannousis is proud to announce that he has been named ranking member on the Aging Committee and will also...