Press Releases

Board of Parole Failed to Follow the Law in Release of Brutal Murderer, Should Rescind Parole

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – East Fishkill) is calling on the Board of Parole to rescind its decision to grant parole for brutal murderer and rapist Terry Losicco after revelations that the board made...

The Oscar for Best Corporate Welfare Boondoggle Goes to the New York State Film Tax Credit Program

East Fishkill, NY - With the Academy Awards set for this Sunday, New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – East Fishkill) is suggesting that the Oscar for Best Corporate Welfare Boondoggle goes to the New York State Film Tax Credit...

Iwo Jima Event to Help Local Vets This Sunday

Dear Friends, Thanks to all those who donated raffle items for Sunday's fundraiser to support Rebuilding Together Dutchess County's Veterans Program. The event to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising Event and support Rebuilding...

Lalor: Cuomo Promised Veterans He Would Include Veterans Equality Act in the Budget, He Needs To Do It

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) has written to Governor Cuomo demanding that the governor follow through on his promise to veterans and include the Veterans Equality Act in this year's budget....

Consolidate Primaries And Save Tax Dollars

"This consolidation would save taxpayers $25 million. Moving the state primary to June ensures that overseas military voters have time to get their votes counted." "Career politicians like the status quo because the two primary dates allow state elected...

Family Leave Bill Doesn't Stand Up To Scrutiny

"While this legislation sounds good on the surface, it does not stand up to scrutiny. Currently, federal law requires that employers with 50 or more employees give unpaid family and medical leave. This bill will add a new payroll tax paid by employers...

More Crony Capitalism and a Blow to Small Business from Cuomo

WHAT CUOMO GETS WRONG Minimum Wage "Cuomo's minimum wage hike would be an unbearable burden for many small businesses. With the never-ending regulations and heavy taxes, small businesses already are under water in New York. They can't afford this latest...

Lalor: Name the New Tappan Zee the Sergeant Joseph Lemm - Post-9/11 Veterans Memorial Bridge

East Fishkill, NY - In an op-ed in today's New York Post, New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) writes that the new Tappan Zee bridge should be named the Sergeant Joseph Lemm - Post-9/11 Veterans Memorial Bridge to honor...

We Can't Keep Bribing Companies to Stay in New York, We Need to Cut Taxes and Regulations for Everyone

"I'm very happy that 600 jobs were saved at the Alcoa aluminum smelting plant in Massena, New York today. But what is the long-term plan to make New York more hospitable to business or at least less hostile to business so bailouts like this are not necessary?...

Lalor: Cuomo Must Block Syrian Refugees from Settling in New York

East Fishkill, NY — New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on Governor Cuomo to join the governors of Michigan and Alabama in fighting to stop the settlement of Syrian refugees in our states. "We can't...

Lalor, AT&T Donate To Area Food Pantries

East Fishkill, NY — Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-East Fishkill) today announced that representatives of AT&T will be presenting a generous donation to the Pawling Resource Center alongside his Thanksgiving Food Drive on Monday, November...

Lalor: Cuomo Needs to Explain Claimed Vets Cost, Use Financial Settlement Money if Need Be

East Fishkill — New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on Governor Cuomo to explain how he determined the cost estimate of the Veterans Equality Act he recently vetoed. Cuomo's veto message for the bipartisan...

Lalor: Cuomo's Pension Veto A Disservice To Veterans

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is criticizing Governor Cuomo for vetoing veterans' pension buyback legislation that has passed the Senate and Assembly several times with nearly unanimous support....

Lalor Sponsors Thanksgiving Food Drive

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-East Fishkill) today announced he is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit food pantries in the 105th Assembly District, including the Center of Compassion Food Pantry and the Community Resource and Service...

Lalor Says Schumer Playing Game on Iran Nuke Deal, Cites Iran's Terror Tie and Links to U.S. Troop Deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on Senator Chuck Schumer to use his influence to do more than just vote no on the Iran nuke deal. On the same night that the entire political world...

Lalor Refuses to Participate in Assembly Majority and Minority Earmark Deal

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) announced he will not be participating in the new pork barrel spending deal reached between the Assembly Majority and Minority. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie...

Dear Friends

Dear Friends, On Saturday, July 25th, from 1-3pm, I'm joining with East Fishkill Town Councilman Emanuele Marinaro to host former New York Senator James L. Buckley for a discussion of his latest book, Saving Congress from Itself. The book's focus is...

It's Called the "Big Ugly" for a Reason

"Albany is squeezing as many unrelated bad ideas as possible into this last-minute deal. Albany's big deals tend to be bad for taxpayers. Instead of carefully debating the merits of each issue, we get an unwieldy monstrosity that is the product of horse-trading,...

Lalor: Buy-Back Bill a Win for Vets

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling yesterday's passage of the veterans' pension buy-back legislation an important win for New York veterans. Lalor has been a vocal proponent of the bill...

Cuomo's START-UP NY Cronyism Exposed: Pay-to-Play with Cuomo and SUNY Albany

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is charging SUNY Albany and Governor Cuomo with flagrant pay-to-play cronyism as part of the START-UP NY program. The school chose two major university donors, one of them a SUNY Albany...