Press Releases

Hawley Fights To Protect Community From Bath Salts

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is fighting to keep dangerous synthetic drugs like bath salts out of local stores and off our streets. A recent wave of crime and menace has broken out in Batavia and across the Western New York region as more...

Hawley To Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at Stafford Town Hall next Tuesday, July 10. The meetings will travel to different towns and villages in Genesee County in three-week...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip V

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently announced his fifth annual Patriot Trip for veterans to tour Washington, D.C. The 2012 installment of this much-anticipated tradition will take place from September 27 through 30. Hawley, who served...

Hawley Protects 2nd Amendment, Votes Against Attack On Businesses

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently voted against an unproven, illogical mandate on firearms producers known as microstamping. The proposal would force manufacturers to develop technology leaving unique imprints on rounds of ammunition,...

Hawley Delivers Petitions For Mandate Relief To Governor

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) personally delivered signed copies of a petition calling for mandate relief to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in the Capitol, where they were received by staff member Rich Azzopardi. With total signatures...

Hawley Promotes New York Dairy Farmers

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently attended the Assembly Minority’s annual Dairy Day celebration in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Hawley joined event sponsors Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Assemblyman...

Hawley Kicks Off Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is kicking off his annual Summer Reading Challenge for local children, distributing brochures to local schools and libraries. The program encourages kids to continue reading while school is out and aims to instill...

Hawley Blasts Thruway Toll Hike

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently blasted the Thruway Authority Board for approving the first step toward a 45 percent toll hike on commercial trucks with three or more axles. Hawley pointed to a litany of ways in which the proposal would...

Hawley Touts Jobs Program For Veterans

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is promoting the Hiring Our Heroes jobs program, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative aimed at helping veterans re-enter the workforce. Launched in 2011, the campaign has hosted over 150 job fairs nationwide,...

Hawley Writes Gov For Farming Assistance

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently joined a number of his Assembly colleagues requesting that the governor petition the federal government to make a federal disaster declaration for much of New York’s farming community. Due to the unanticipated...

Grants En Route For Local Libraries

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently announced the recipients of this year’s Public Library Construction Grants. Over $327,000 has been committed for projects at the Byron-Bergen, Lee-Wheldon Memorial, and Swan libraries, serving as sorely-needed...

Assemblyman Hawley Meets With Dean of Military Academy

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) was honored to meet with United States Military Academy Dean of the Academic Board Brigadier General Timothy Trainor in conjunction with this year’s West Point Day at the state Capitol. Hawley, a devout supporter...

Hawley Promotes Breast Cancer Hotline

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is promoting the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program as part of their annual Mother’s Day campaign. Hawley noted that the hotline provides the unique opportunity for women battling...

Hawley Helps Pass Boost In Agricultural Funding

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently voted in favor of a budget bill to increase funding for critical agricultural programs as well as the creation of a new initiative to enhance farming statewide. Hawley lauded New York State’s commitment...

Hawley To Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at Stafford Town Hall this coming Wednesday. “The meeting will provide the people of Western New York with an opportunity...

Hawley Talks WNY With Niagara Falls Daredevil

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently met with daredevil Nik Wallenda at the state Capitol. Wallenda is set to walk on a high wire across the Niagara Falls gorge, beginning on the American side of the border and ending in Canada. Hawley, who...

New Program Supports Volunteer Firefighters

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is promoting RecruitNY, an initiative by the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) to increase participation and involvement in our local volunteer fire departments. Fire companies in Western...

Hawley Stands Up For Sportsmen, Second Amendment At Capitol

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) participated in the Assembly Minority Conference’s third annual Sportsmen’s Day celebration in support of the second amendment and New York’s outdoors traditions. Thousands of people attended the event sponsored...

Hawley Supports Step Toward Cost Savings

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently voted in favor of the Tier VI pension plan for public employees, which will save taxpayers $80 billion over the next 30 years while honoring contractual obligations to all current and past workers. The...

Hawley Votes For Reform, Against Gerrymandering

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) stood by his promise to stand up for Western New Yorkers’ right to choose their own elected officials by rejecting the Legislature’s partisan redistricting plan. Hawley voted against gerrymandered boundaries...