Press Releases

Pass the Education Tax Credit and Empower Parents

“Parents are in the position to make the best education decisions for their children. That's why I support the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC). It will empower parents to pick the right schools to fit their children's needs. It will encourage...

A Left-Wing Idea So Bad Even Vermont Wouldn't Do It

"Vermont passed a similar bill in 2011, to establish single-payer, government healthcare. The bill required a financial plan by 2013. The plan showed that it would double the size of the state budget in just its first year. Massive tax hikes would have...

Lalor Asks DiNapoli: How Much Goes to Subsidize Temporary Foreign Workers?

East Fishkill, NY - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to audit companies receiving economic development subsidies from New York State and local governments to determine...

Memorial Day 2015 Remarks

We gather here today to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the defense of our country. We are here on this beautiful May morning to remember the names and the deeds of our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, who, since the beginning...

Armed Forces Day Event in Fishkill: Saturday, May 16th

Dear Friends, This Saturday, May 16, I'll be serving as the emcee for an event to commemorate Armed Forces Day in Fishkill. Details follow below. I hope you can join me. Kieran KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIO Trent Atkinson served in the U.S. Army...

No Free College Classes for Inmates, Expand Private Funding and Offer Student Loans Instead

Albany, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) today responded with a counter-proposal to yesterday's press conference advocating tuition assistance grants for inmates. Lalor is proposing that New York State cut per-prisoner spending...

Cuomo's Advertising Smoke and Mirrors

East Fishkill, NY - (5/11/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) responded to today's state comptroller audit, showing the $200 million New York spent on advertising economic development programs has produced "no tangible results",...

Cuomo's Undemocratic Minimum Wage Hike Will Kill Jobs

East Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) issued a statement today criticizing Governor Cuomo's decision to unilaterally move to raise the minimum wage for some businesses without legislative approval. "Dictating...

Skelos Needs To Step Down

"Senator Skelos cannot continue as majority leader under the cloud of a corruption trial. He is entitled to the presumption of innocence and his day in court, but a federal indictment means he can't continue as one of the most powerful people in New York...

Equal Pay Already Is The Law, Assembly Bills Are Misleading

Albany, NY - (4/27/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is criticizing the Assembly Majority for including only one bill that actually supports equal pay laws among the series of bills the Majority promoted as "equal pay" bills...

Sony Hacks: Cuomo Pay-to-Play Revealed

East Fishkill, NY - (4/17/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is renewing his call for Albany to end New York's $420 million tax credit subsidy for Hollywood after new revelations into Sony's pay-to-play campaign contributions...

Poughkeepsie City Council's Anti-Second Amendment Bill Would Limit Right to Self-Defense

Poughkeepsie, NY - (4/16/15) - Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik (R), Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill), Poughkeepsie City Council Minority Leader Lee David Klein (R) and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association hosted a press...

Lalor Asks, "Where Are Cuomo's Start-Up NY's Jobs", Reiterates Call to Shut Down Start-Up NY

East Fishkill, NY - After a report by Empire State Development revealed Governor Cuomo's signature economic development program, Start-Up NY, has created just 76 jobs, Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking Cuomo what happened...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the NY Budget

"In five years, Governor Cuomo has increased an already bloated budget by 10%. That’s $14 billion more this year than just five years ago. Florida has a larger population and half the state budget. How can we compete with that if we don’t get...

Lalor Asks Skelos to Stop Costly Subsidy for Billionaire

East Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to drop the reported effort to include a giveaway to billionaire donor John Catsimatidis in the budget, which would cost New...

Lalor Renews Call For Assembly To Pass Consecutive Sentencing Bill After Bard College Killer Sentencing

East Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is renewing his call for the Assembly to pass legislation that would toughen sentencing for multiple homicides after the driver who killed two Bard College students received...

Lalor Asks Attorney General To Investigate Road Salt Deliverers Defrauding Towns

East Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate reports that municipalities are being defrauded on road salt deliveries by delivery trucks. Several...

Majority Assemblyman Demands Silver Step Down. Call Assembly Majority Still Supporting Silver, Find Out Why.

Dear Friends, Finally, some Assembly Majority members are starting to call on Sheldon Silver to resign. Assemblyman Keith Wright, former co-chair of the state party, is demanding that Silver step down. But the vast majority, including many of our Hudson...

Silver's Latest Scheme is a Difference Without a Distinction

"This reminds me of the time Bobby Valentine was ejected and tried to come back to the bench wearing a fake mustache and glasses. New Yorkers weren't fooled by Valentine, and we're not fooled by Silver. As long as Silver is speaker, we all know that he's...

Statement on Imminent Arrest of Silver from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor

“I have long called on my Majority colleagues to be profiles in courage and choose an Assembly Speaker other than scandal-plagued Sheldon Silver. The opportunity for the Assembly Majority to show political courage has now passed. With the imminent...