Press Releases

Assemblyman Miller Passes First Bill To Provide Land For Solar Farm

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I – New Hartford) successfully passed his first bill as a member of the Assembly. The legislation A.7631 authorizes the Village of Montgomery in Orange County to use a parcel of land to install and operate solar...

Mohawk Valley Nine Promise Support For Vernon Downs

The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, today voiced their strong support for Vernon Downs. Following a meeting of the Mohawk Valley Nine to discuss end of session priorities,...

Miller: Gov. Using Taxpayers As Personal Piggybank

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) and several other members of the Assembly Minority Conference to call for greater transparency in the spending of taxpayer dollars for...

Tax Freedom Day Has Little Meaning In NYS

“April 23 of this year was Tax Freedom Day for most of the country. This date signifies that Americans have finally earned enough income to pay their tax bill for the year. Because of the excessive spending led by New York City Politicians, Tax Freedom...

Miller Fighting To Protect Community From Gang Violence

“Today, the New York State Senate passed a three-pronged measure (S.2410) to strike back against gang violence and recruitment in our communities. In addition to increasing penalties for gang-related crimes and preventing the ability of gangs to...

Assemblyman Miller Attends Adirondack Day in Albany

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) attended Adirondack Day in Albany, meeting with various groups to discuss the great resource New York has in the Adirondack Mountain Range as a tourist attraction and a natural treasure in the northern...

Miller Seeks To Protect Residents From Domestic Violence

“This week, I voted to pass certain bills to protect the rights of crime victims as part of a larger package of legislation submitted by the Assembly Majority. While some important steps have been taken this week to enhance victims’ rights,...

Assemblyman Miller Attends Rally In Support Of Correctional Officers and Police

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) attended the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) Rally in Albany to show his support for law enforcement. “The men and women of NYSCOPBA serve the...

Miller Calls For More Accountability, Greater Transparency In Gov’t Operations

“Today, the state Senate will vote on legislation (S.3984) to make government operations more transparent and hold state officials accountable for improper and unethical use of your hard-earned money. Hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars have...

Assemblyman Miller Cleans Up Canal With Local Residents

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) spent a day cleaning up the area around Lock 17 in Little Falls as part of the Canal Clean Sweep 2017 event in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year. Also participating in...

Miller Issues Statement on Enacted 2017-18 State Budget

“It has been a grave disservice to the taxpayers of our state that our budget process was negotiated behind closed doors with little transparency, and is over a week late. Social policy items aimed at boosting the political profile of a select few...

Miller Says Budget Has Not Been Negotiated In Good Faith

“With weeks to get the job done, the governor, Assembly Speaker and the Senate Majority Leader put off budget negotiations until the last minute and could not come to an agreement. Instead, we were forced to vote on nearly 2,000 pages of budget extender...

Assemblyman Miller Participates In New York Sportsmen’s Day

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) spent an afternoon with various New York State outdoorsmen’s groups at New York Sportsmen’s Day discussing the needs and concerns of hunters, fishermen and women, firearm owners, conservationists...

Miller Attends Rally In Support Of Direct Care Workers

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) attended a rally in the capitol building in support of thousands of direct care workers statewide who have been left behind by Gov. Cuomo’s “Fight for $15” campaign. “Today I attended...

Miller Says Parents Should Know Their Right To Opt Children Out Of Over Testing

“With New York State testing in full swing in our schools, I would like to remind parents that they have the right to opt their children out of state testing. For the last few years, parents have begun to voice concerns with the toll that excessive,...

Miller: Cuomo’s 26 Percent Middle-Class Tax Hike Is Absurd

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here for an .mp4 file of Assemblyman Miller speaking on the issue. “Today the governor threatened hardworking New York State families with a 26 percent middle-class tax increase. That is his response to federal legislation...

Assemblyman Miller Participates In Ceremonial Tree Tapping, Kicks Off Maple Weekend Open House

This past weekend, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) attended a tree tapping ceremony at Tibbits Maple to kick off Maple Weekend. The Assemblyman drilled a ceremonial hole in a maple tree to start collecting tree sap and presented a citation...

‘Process’ of Nominating Board of Regents Candidates Puts Students’ Education at Risk

Editor’s Note: Click herefor an .mp4 file of Assemblyman Miller nominating Joseph Greenfield for the New York State Board of Regents “Today, I nominated Joseph Greenfield for the open Board of Regents seat representing several upstate New...

The Mohawk Valley Nine Join Forces

The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting today. Styled in the fashion of other regional caucuses, the Mohawk Valley Nine pledged to work together...

Miller On Assembly Majority Budget Wish-List

“The budget proposal presented today by the Assembly Majority (E.179) was a political ‘wish list’ aimed more toward garnering votes, rather than benefiting New Yorkers. That said, some of the measures I have called for are, at this point,...