Press Releases

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses Threat to Critical Road Improvements as Chips Funding Takes a Hit, Continued Push Against Prison Closures

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray expresses concern over funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). Gray also discusses...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses New York’s Marketing by Mandate: Bad Public Policy

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray discusses the state’s rush to all-electric school buses through a misguided mandate as well as thanks the many visitors...

Gray Speaks at Albany Budget Hearings, Advocates for North Country Needs

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Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) attended the higher education executive budget hearing as well as the environmental conservation hearing this week. During the higher education hearing, Gray expressed his opinion regarding the importance of making...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses Govt. Budget Hearing Highlights: Sanctuary Status, Smoke Shop Legislation

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray reflects on the Local/General Government and Environmental Conservation joint budget hearings, expressing concern over...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses NY-Rush Impact on North Country, Introduces New Segment

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray discusses the impact of NY-RUSH on local communities, visitors in Albany this week and a new segment: Question of the...

Gray: Pardon Our Prisons

This week, Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) sent a letter to Gov. Hochul expressing deep concerns regarding the proposed closure of five correctional facilities in New York state. The urgency of the letter stems from the repercussions of two prior...

Gray Urges Community Support to Reinstate School Aid in Face of Gov.’s Budget Proposal

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Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) attended a press conference in Albany today to share concerns about the governor’s Executive Budget proposal ending the provision of “hold harmless” and the subsequent reduction in school aid for certain school...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses How Gov. Hochul’s Budget Proposal Will Effect North Country

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray breaks down Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget presentation, delivered on Tuesday, Jan. 16. “One of my biggest concerns...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses State of the State Address: The Devil is in The Details, or Lack Thereof

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray unpacks and shares his insights on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent State of the State Address, which was delivered in the...

Gray Comments on Gov.’s Budget Presentation

“The governor's proposed budget has been unveiled and I have several concerns I believe need to be addressed as the legislative session progresses. One of my primary concerns is the continual growth in the size of the budget. While it is important to...

Assemblyman Scott Gray Comments on State of The State

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) attended the governor’s State of the State Address today in the Assembly Chamber of the New York State Capitol where she delivered her proposals for the 2024 Legislative Session. “The governor has laid out an array...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses Start of 2024 Legislative Session

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray discusses his enthusiasm to be back in Albany to work for the people of New York state, and emphasizes the high-priority...

Gray, Walczyk Respond to Boat Bid Returning to NYS Office of Parks Following Review of Vessel Contract Bid Process

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) and Sen. Mark Walczyk (R, C-49th Senate District) are expressing appreciation for the decision made by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli in non-approving the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s...

Gray Extends Gratitude: Warm Thanksgiving Wishes, Appreciation To Our Community

“As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to take a moment to extend my warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. I hope you and your families have a joyous, safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving. I’m grateful and thankful for the opportunity to represent...

Gray Proposes Compromise On New Ammo Restrictions

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) is proud to announce legislation aimed at reducing the burden of new ammunition purchase restrictions on law-abiding gun owners in New York state. The intent of Assemblyman Gray’s bill, A.8161, is to minimize the...

Gray Takes Stand for Youth Safety, Proposes Bill to Ban Cannabis Roadside Signs

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown), in a strong effort to prioritize public safety and the well-being of our community, has introduced a new bill aimed at regulating and prohibiting roadside signage for the sale of cannabis. This bill, A.8200, will...

Assemblyman Scott Gray Announces New Legislation Granting Local Control in Accepting and Placing Migrants

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) is pleased to announce his newly introduced legislation, A.8072, which aims to empower municipal corporations to approve facilities to house asylum seekers. This new legislation not only reinforces local control but...

‘The Gray Area’ Discusses New York’s New Gun Laws: A Red-Hot Mess

Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) released the latest episode of “The Gray Area” video series. In this week’s episode, Gray discusses the newly instated Concealed Carry Improvement Act provisions and how they will impact firearm and ammunition...

Gray NYS Ammo Background Check Letter 9.21.23

SUNY Potsdam Announces Financial Stability Plan

“This past Tuesday, I attended the announcement of a plan to ensure SUNY Potsdam’s future. SUNY Potsdam is a valuable institution that has provided high-quality education and played a significant role in the community for many years. Despite the financial...