Press Releases

Tannousis Concerned with Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal

“We need to hold violent criminals accountable for their actions with a tough-on-crime criminal justice system. Governor Hochul’s plan to address New York’s public safety crisis is to throw money that we do not have at the problem. She intends to...

Tannousis Applauds Decision to Hire Class of 120 School Safety agents

“After leading a bipartisan effort last month to denounce the cancellation of a 250-person school safety agent class, I’m happy that the Mayor’s Office has now changed course and is hiring additional school safety agents. Unfortunately, the number...

250-Person School Safety Agent Class Canceled

“The safety of our children should never be compromised. The cancellation of the 250-person school safety agent class is both unacceptable and irrational. These agents are trained and then deployed to various public schools around New York City for...

Tannousis Statement Regarding Methamphetamine Found at Ramada Inn Migrant Shelter

“This specific incident is a prime example of the dangers of having policies in place that allow unvetted individuals to enter our nation through an unsecured border and be housed in our neighborhoods at the taxpayers’ expense. Before running for...

Tannousis: Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Staten Island Community

“The court’s decision today gave the people of Staten Island the sense of relief and security they deserve. The people of Arrochar, as well as the rest of Staten Island, deserve transparency from City Hall. The manner in which this migrant shelter...

Assemblymembers Reilly and Tannousis Call On Governor’s Domestic Terrorism Task Force To Get To Work

Assemblymembers Michael Tannousis (R,C- Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Michael Reilly (R,C- Staten Island) joined colleagues in the Minority Conference today to call on the governor Hochul and state leaders to immediately call a meeting of the state Domestic...

Tannousis: Legislation to Give Further Judicial Discretion Blocked in The Assembly

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C-Staten Island/Brooklyn) introduced legislation that would further restore judicial discretion in regard to bail reform by giving judges the authority to request a risk and needs assessment to make a final determination...

Tannousis & Assembly Minority Release Assembly Minority Task Force Final Report on School Safety & Security

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Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R,C-Staten Island/Brooklyn) attended a press conference today in the Capitol alongside Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), Captain Tracey Quinn of the Greene County Sheriff’s office and members of the...

Tannousis Appointed Ranking Minority Member of Judiciary Committee

Assemblyman Mike Tannousis (R,C-Staten Island/Brooklyn) has been appointed the ranking Minority member of the Judiciary Committee for the New York State Assembly for the incoming legislative year. Tannousis previously served as the ranking Minority member...

Tannousis Wins Lawsuit Striking Down Non-Citizen Voting Law

“This decision is a major win for democracy and election integrity in New York City,” said Tannousis. “The New York State constitution and the letter of the law could not be more clear—only citizens are permitted to vote in New York elections....

Assemblymembers Tannousis and Reilly Call on Gov. Hochul’s Domestic Terrorism Task Force to Get to Work

Assemblymembers Michael Tannousis (R,C- Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Michael Reilly (R,C- Staten Island) joined colleagues in the Minority Conference today to call on Gov. Hochul and state leaders to immediately call a meeting of the state Domestic Terrorism...

Tannousis: New York Has No Place For A District Attorney Who Refuses To Enforce The Law

“Today, my colleagues on the Assembly Judiciary Committee and I sent a letter to Gov. Hochul urging her to remove Alvin Bragg from the public office of district attorney in the county of New York, effective immediately. “Since taking office, Mr....

Letter to Gov. Hochul urging her to remove Alvin Bragg

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 to work...

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 in the...

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 Legislature...