Press Releases

Hawley: New York State Cannot Afford Congressional Health Care Legislation

After nearly a year of horse trading and political backroom deals, Congress made a ‘historic step’ with the passage of their health care reform bill last night. Sadly, this ‘historic step’ was not one that will provide better quality and affordable...

Hawley: Debt Repayment Bill Will Only Increase Taxpayer Burden

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) today announced that he voted against Assembly Bill A.9702, which looks to increase debt services payments in the 2010-2011 State Budget, despite the state’s recent fiscal crisis, in order to maintain New...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) on Friday will be hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at the Old Courthouse in Batavia. A representative for State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer also will be in attendance...

Hawley: Meeting With Governor Paterson Encouraging, But Promises Must Be Kept

Earlier tonight, Governor Paterson met with my colleagues and me in the Assembly Minority Conference to discuss the 2010-11 State Budget. I was encouraged that he was willing to bring rank-and-file legislators into the discussion normally reserved only...

Hawley: Governor’s Cuts to School Aid Disproportionately Hurt Upstate

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) today announced that he strongly opposes Governor Paterson’s proposed education cuts due to their inequitable nature, which will impact school districts in the Upstate region much harder than those downstate. “I...

Hawley: Closing State Parks Will Not Close the Budget Deficit

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C—Batavia) released the following statement today in response to the 2010-2011 Executive Budget proposal to close 57 State Parks and Historic Sites throughout the state, including the Oak Orchard State Marine Park. According...

Hawley: Withholding Tax Refunds from New Yorkers Is Unacceptable

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C—Batavia) released the following statement today in response to Governor Paterson’s proposal to temporarily withhold state tax refunds from New York State residents. “This week’s announcement by Governor Paterson...

Hawley: Transfer of $1 Million Away From Snowmobile Fund Is Unacceptable

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) today called on Governor David Paterson to remove a proposal from his 2010-2011 Executive Budget aimed at removing $1 million from the Snowmobile Trail Development and Maintenance Fund and transferring it...

Hawley: Governor’s Budget Talk a Mixed Bag

For the past few months, the governor has sounded as if he understands the importance of a strong upstate economy, and for the most part, his budget backs up that claim. However, the devil is always in the details, and the more I look into the budget...

Hawley Named To NY Farm Bureau “Circle Of Friends”

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s 2009 “Circle of Friends” for the fourth consecutive year. This award is given to distinguish an individual lawmaker’s support of our state’s agriculture...