Press Releases

Does Cuomo Love Fast Food Or Just Hate Small Business?

I am all for fair pay and opportunities for workers in all industries. After all, hard-working New Yorkers should be able to earn an acceptable wage and provide for their families – that is what members of the Legislature and the governor should...

Miller On ‘Tax Freedom’ Day

“It is no secret that New York state residents suffer from one of the worst tax burdens in the nation. We feel it in every paycheck. Our families feel it every time they go to the grocery store and have to budget to the penny to make it work. This...

Miller Says Assembly Majority Are Allowing Corruption To Blossom In State Legislature

“Since before taking office as a member of the New York State Assembly, I have held a staunch position against corruption in state government. It is a disservice to the residents we represent and there is no place for it. I believe in and proudly...

Assemblyman Miller Calls for Disgraced Ex-Pol to Return Pay (For Missed Time)

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) once again spoke out against corruption in Albany, and more specifically regarding ex-Assemblywoman Pamela Harris from New York City who announced her resignation this week. Miller called for Harris’...

Miller On NYS Budget

“To be honest, it’s lucky that we have a staff capable of quickly dissecting these budget bills and preparing us to debate and vote on them. The governor and the majority leaders of both houses wait until the last minute to negotiate the most...

Miller on Assembly Majority’s Wish List

“The Assembly Majority’s released their wish-list today that includes spending $170.2 billion in taxpayer money in a year we’re supposed to be facing a ‘major deficit.’ Even more cause for concern is the $2 billion in tax increases...

Miller On Percoco Conviction: ‘Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire’

“To no one’s surprise, the governor’s former top aide and close friend Joe Percoco was found guilty this afternoon of several federal corruption charges. As the saying goes, ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ When...

Miller, Colleagues Propose Plan To Decrease Property Taxes

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference put forth a plan to take Medicaid, a state-mandated, high cost driver and shift the costs to the state. The plan was introduced as a way to alleviate this...

Miller, Students Make Valentines for Seniors

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) joined the first graders at Ostrander Elementary in Wallkill to make Valentines to be delivered to seniors at the Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Miller also spoke to the students about the importance...

Miller, Colleagues Propose Reforms To Assembly Procedures

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference put forth a comprehensive rules reform package to increase transparency in the Assembly, institute term limits for leadership and allow good legislation...

Mohawk Valley Nine Holds Initial Meeting Of 2018

The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting of the year earlier this week. The meeting touched on a wide range of topics, including education,...

Miller Votes No On Free Education For Illegal Immigrants

“The recurring theme during this legislative session has been the misuse of taxpayer dollars. From sham economic development schemes, to illegal highway signs and now, once again, free college for illegal immigrants. As elected representatives of...

Gov. Will Take Down ‘I Love NY’ Signs Amid Criticism From Miller And Residents

“After a great deal of concern was expressed by myself, other state legislators and, most importantly, our residents that state tax dollars were being abused for non-compliant highway signs, the governor has agreed to take them down. Once the signs...

Cuomo’s Illegal I Love NY Signs Costing State $14 Million In Federal Funding

“It seems there is one poor decision after another coming out of the governor’s office these days, all of which are costing the taxpayers money. Over the last several years, the governor spent more than $8 million to put blue ‘I Love NY’...

Miller On Economic Development Budget Hearing

“Today’s Economic Development budget public hearing comes at a fortuitous time with the start of the Joe Percoco corruption trial just last week. START-UP NY has failed, costing New Yorkers nearly $400 million; a top aide to the governor is...

Miller, The Assembly Minority Conference Announces Plan To Combat Domestic Violence

Advocates for victims of domestic violence and law enforcement officials stood with Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference today as they announced a plan to combat domestic violence and better aid victims...

Miller On Start Of 2018 Corruption Trials

“Today, the former top aide to Gov. Cuomo is on trial for receiving bribes in exchange for handing out bids related to the governor’s now infamous economic development programs. While it is important to note that the governor himself has not...

Miller On Cuomo’s Budget Presentation

“What I want to see from a state budget is a plan that supports the middle class, a plan that improves the daily lives of our residents and a plan that provides help now – not in five – 10 years when another million residents have been...

Miller Addresses Sexual Harassment Issues Plaguing State Legislature

“As I have said time and time again – and I will say it until it is no longer an issue – Albany needs ethics reform now. As new allegations of sexual harassment from another state legislator come to light, there is clearly a culture at...

Miller Chastises Pamela Harris For Stealing From Hurricane Sandy Victims

“I find the alleged acts of Assmeblywoman Pamela Harris to be reprehensible and disgusting. As a representative of residents who lost homes and businesses due to disastrous flooding this past summer, I am appalled. While we continue to fight with...