Press Releases

Statement On Governor Cuomo's Budget From Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill)

On taxpayer-funded campaigns: “We’re not going to end corruption by giving Albany politicians more tax dollars to play with. New York City’s taxpayer-funded campaign system has been repeatedly scammed. Speaker Silver’s friend, William...

Lalor Appointed To Small Business Committee

Albany, NY– Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) announced today that he has been appointed to the Small Business Committee by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. Lalor expressed excitement to expand his fight for the small businessmen...

Statement on Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill)

What Gov. Cuomo didn't say: "Governor Cuomo is still running away from two big issues facing New York. He said nothing about opening New York to the benefits of natural gas fracking and he was silent on the Common Core debacle. Albany bureaucrats have...

Cuomo Tax Plan Sticks It To Hudson Valley, Long Island

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) released a statement today responding to Governor Cuomo's proposal to eliminate corporate taxes on manufacturers except for manufacturers in the MTA Region. Cuomo's plan hits the Hudson...

Lalor Asks Wappingers School Board To Allow More Public Comments On Common Core

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) has written to the president of the Wappingers Central School District Board of Education requesting that the board continue and expand the public comment portion of its board meetings....

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor Hosts Dyslexia Forum

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) today joined educators, local officials and parents at a public forum about dyslexia, and discussed its effect on our children and ways for parents to get the best available help. In order to better understand...

Lalor's Bipartisan Effort Scores Win for Taxpayers and Students

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) released a statement today thanking the City University of New York and David Petraeus for listening to bipartisan criticism and agreeing to a salary reduction for Petraeus from...

Lalor: Are CUNY And Petraeus Misleading Taxpayers?

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) announced today that he has written to the City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor to request the University explain what appears to be an attempt to mislead the public...

Assembly Passes Lalor Animal Shelter Bill

Albany, NY – (6/21/13) – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) today announced that the Assembly has passed his bill A.7547 which grants an unused parcel of land at the Green Haven correctional facility to the not-for-profit...

Lalor Named to City and State's 40 Under 40 List

East Fishkill, NY – (6/10/13) – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor's office announced today that he has been named to City and State's 2013 40 Under 40 Albany's Rising Stars list. "I'm humbled to be recognized along with several of my Assembly...

Cuomo Can't Fix Albany Until Silver Goes

"Governor Cuomo's proposals are a good first step, but the second step has to be clearing the legislature of leadership that has tolerated corruption. That starts with Speaker Silver stepping down. For 20 years, Speaker Silver has tolerated a culture...

It's Cuomo's Responsibility to Challenge Silver

“Governor Cuomo has failed as a leader by refusing to challenge Speaker Silver. Cuomo claims that it’s not his place to say whether or not Silver should remain as Speaker. Cuomo is wrong. He is the governor and the leader of his state’s...

Member Items Open the Door to Corruption

"It shouldn't surprise anyone that the New York City mayoral race scandal has a member items connection. From Washington, to Albany, to New York City, government pork has opened the door to corruption. "Member items cultivate a culture of corruption....

New Policies Won't Stop Silver From Breaking Rules Again

"Rules were already in place. Speaker Silver stretched and broke them to cover for his friend. We don't need new policies. We need new leaders who put the dignity of other people ahead of politics. There is no reason to believe Silver won't break the...

Assembly's DREAM Act Tells Legal Immigrants They Were Fools

“What is the Assembly saying today to legal immigrants? Or to the millions waiting to legally immigrate to the United States? There are almost 4.5 million people around the world waiting for visas to immigrate here. They’re trying to do it legally....

Assembly's Bill is Wrong for Farms

“The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act is another example of a bill with a benign name that will have a devastating impact on a critical New York industry. This bill would, for the first time, extend to farms a number of expensive and complicated...

Real Reform Will Take Tax Dollars Away from Albany Politicians, Not Write Checks to their Campaigns

"Giving more taxpayer dollars to Albany politicians is not the answer to the capital’s corruption crisis. Last week, the Assembly Majority blocked a bill in committee that would have stripped pensions from elected officials convicted of public corruption....

Wasting Money on Stadiums, Risking Money on Insurance Exchanges

State Operations Budget Bill Health Exchanges "The bill’s New York Health Insurance Exchange will cost taxpayers $190 million to voluntarily comply with ObamaCare. We’re not going to cut healthcare costs with that kind of bloated bureaucracy....

Pay Bill Boosts Trial Lawyers, Not Equality

"New York already legally requires equal pay for equal work. Paying women less than men for the same job is illegal right now. No one is opposing equal pay. But this isn't about pay equality; it's about delivering a payday to trial lawyers. Arbitrary...

Cuomo's Minimum Wage Tax Credits Encourage Replacing Adult Employees With Teenagers. Does Anybody Read These Laws Before They Print Them?

"It looks like Governor Cuomo and Speaker Silver have made a mess of it again. Their new minimum wage law would, accidentally I assume, encourage employers to fire adults in favor of hiring teenage students. Employers could get tax credits between $1,560...