Press Releases

Assemblyman Lalor and Senator Gipson Join to Reform Albany: Announce Bipartisan Term Limits Bill

Wappingers Falls, N.Y. – In a bipartisan effort to end corruption in Albany, State Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) today joined in front of the Wappinger Town Hall to introduce joint legislation that creates term limits...

Lalor and Assemblymembers Propose Restoring OPWDD Funds by Cutting Hollywood Tax Giveaways

Albany, N.Y. – (4/30/13) – Today, Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) joined a coalition of lawmakers from the Assembly to propose cutting Hollywood tax credits by $90 million and use the savings to restore the needed $90 million that...

Lalor: Pay-to-Play the Cuomo Way

Fishkill, NY: Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) today criticized Gov. Cuomo's acceptance of over $50,000 in campaign contributions from NBC Universal and its parent company, Comcast, while handing out $10 million in new tax breaks to...

Statement on the Assembly Rejecting an Amendment to Restore Funding for the Developmentally Disabled

“Party politics trumped backbone today when the amendment to restore funding to the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) was defeated. Weeks ago, a bipartisan group of 78 assembly members signed onto a letter demanding that the funds...

Statement on Assembly's Debt Vote

"This was a vote to ratify gimmicky and dishonest backdoor borrowing. The state constitution requires voters to approve new debt, but Albany has flaunted that requirement for years. Albany gets around the constitution by issuing debt through public authorities....

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....

Why I'll Be Voting "No" On The Budget

"The budget deal has a few good(ish) breaks for taxpayers, heavily out-weighed by a bad economic vision. I'll be voting no on the budget." THE GOOD(ISH) Tax rebates "The limited group of New Yorkers who receive these rebates will get a much-needed...

Why I'll Be Voting "No" On The Budget

"The budget deal has a few good(ish) breaks for taxpayers, heavily outweighed by a bad economic vision. I'll be voting no on the budget." THE GOOD(ISH) Tax rebates "The limited group of New Yorkers who receive these rebates will get a much-needed...

Statement on Assembly's Debt Vote from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill)

"This was a vote to ratify gimmicky and dishonest backdoor borrowing. The state constitution requires voters to approve new debt, but Albany has flaunted that requirement for years. Albany gets around the constitution by issuing debt through public authorities....

Lalor And Ball Propose Tuition Reduction For Troops Affected By Sequester

Albany, N.Y. – (3/18/13) – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) and Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) hosted a press conference with a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from the Assembly and Senate to propose tuition reductions for...

Lalor Announces Gas Tax Cap Bill, Urges Consumers to Call Gov. Cuomo's Hotline to Report Tax Gouging

East Fishkill, NY: Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) announced today that he will be introducing the Gas Tax Cap Act, which will cap New York's gas tax at the national average. Lalor is also calling on New Yorkers to call Governor Cuomo's...

Lalor Appointed To Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council

Fishkill, NY: Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) announced today that he has been appointed to the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. "I'm honored to be representing New Yorkers on...

Cuomo's Funny Budget Tour Comes To Marist

On listening to voters: "It's ironic that the governor would claim that he wants to hear what voters think when he has made a habit of abusing his power to ram his bills through in Albany." On funny budget math and unfunded mandates: "The budget...

Per Diem Abuse: Albany's Unending Corruption

"In light of local news reports, it boggles the mind that a federal indictment for bribery of a downstate politician is what it takes to bring light to the abuse of per diems in the state legislature. On average, members, who are not pointedly breaking...

Statement on Natural Gas Drilling Moratorium from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill)

"New York has been studying natural gas drilling for four-and-a-half years. That's enough time for a young New Yorker to graduate from high school or college, start looking for a job, and decide to move out of state because there are few opportunities...

No More Midnight Bills - Lalor To Co-sponsor Government Transparency Act

Albany, New York: Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) announced today that he will be co-sponsoring the NYS Government Transparency Act. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, is a response to Governor Cuomo's repeated abuse...

Governor Cuomo Playing Politics

"Governor Cuomo has pushed his way past any hearings or debate to ram through an unconstitutional bill that won't keep our schools safe. "In the rush to pass this bill, the governor has delivered a mess to New Yorkers. Magazines which hold up to 10...

Lalor Calls Toll Hike Reversal A Victory For Taxpayers And Businesses

Fishkill, NY: Assemblyman-elect Kieran Michael Lalor today called the Thruway Authority's decision to halt proposed toll hikes a victory for New York drivers, taxpayers, and businesses. Lalor will be co-sponsoring the Thruway Authority Accountability...

Lalor To Co-Sponsor Thruway Reform Bill

Fishkill, NY: Assemblyman-elect Kieran Michael Lalor announced today that he will be co-sponsoring the Thruway Authority Accountability Act. The bill is designed to reform the Thruway Authority by increasing efficiency and reducing expenses. “In...

Lalor Appointed Ranking Minority Member of Real Property Taxation Committee

Fishkill, New York: Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor announced today that he has been appointed as the Ranking Minority Member of the Real Property Taxation Committee by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. As the Ranking Minority Member, Lalor will...