Press Releases

Norris Calls For Full Repeal Of Bail Reform

“The fact is that since these so-called bail reforms were enacted by the downstate-driven majorities, crimes have significantly gone up all across our state. Many of these crimes are happening by repeat offenders who should have been held on bail...

Norris On 2022 State Of The State

“It was truly refreshing that a Western New Yorker addressed the Legislature as governor for the first time in over a century. I was pleased to see Gov. Hochul call for term limits for statewide elected officials and changes to the state ethics...

Norris Calls on Gov. to Sign Swimming Bill into Law

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) has written to Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraging her to sign bipartisan legislation (A.7734) into law. The bill would create a temporary commission to examine why childhood drownings are so prevalent in New York state,...

Norris: Some Bright Spots In A Tough Year

With the holidays in full swing and the year shortly coming to a close, I would like to share some good news with you from our state Capitol. Unfortunately, there has been so much negative news this year with scandals from the previous administration,...

Norris: Let’s Keep Up Efforts To Offset Proposed Farm Worker Overtime Expansion

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is encouraging members of the agriculture community to continue reaching out to the state’s Farm Labor Wage Board to persuade them against further reducing the overtime threshold for farm workers. Recently,...

Assemblyman Mike Norris’ Statement on Impeachment Report

The impeachment report speaks for itself and finds that the former Governor Andrew Cuomo betrayed the public’s trust. Based on substantial evidence, this investigation determined that the former Governor engaged in multiple instances of sexual harassment,...

Norris Works to Provide Consumer Assistance, While Also Encourages All to Shop Small

As news of shipping delays and goods shortages at major box stores spread across the nation, many Americans began holiday shopping early this year. Already shoppers are noticing higher prices on consumer goods, groceries and at the gas station, and they...

Norris Fights for Those Who Fought For Us, Legislation Will Help Veterans

I’ve often said that the greatest honor of my life is serving the men and women of the 144th Assembly District, but last year as I was attending the unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial in Clarence I was struck with an overwhelming sense of pride....

Norris Partners With State Police to Host Car Seat Safety Check for Families

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is partnering with the New York State Police Troop A to host a free Car Seat Safety Check event for the public on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Police Barracks in Lockport located at 6566...

Welcoming a New Chapter in NYS History

Our state begins a welcomed new chapter turning the page on a dark period in our history. It is special for us here in Western New York to see one of our own now become governor for the first time in over a century and to hold the distinction as our state’s...

State Leaders & Lockport Mayor Announce Plans to Improve N. Adam Street Bridge

State Senator Robert G. Ortt, Assemblyman Michael J. Norris, and Lockport Mayor Michelle Roman announced preliminary measures to improve the dilapidated condition of the N. Adam Street Bridge in Lowertown.State and local officials have been working collaboratively,...

Norris on Cuomo’s Resignation

“At last, Gov. Cuomo is allowing the people of New York state to move forward by offering his resignation and ending this dark and difficult chapter in our state’s history.“As a lifelong Western New Yorker, I look forward to working...

It’s Peanut Butter & Jelly (And Fluff) Time!

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is joining with Peter Robinson in his efforts to end childhood hunger by collecting jars of peanut butter, jelly and fluff with a community drive running from June 28 through July 26 throughout the 144th Assembly...

Norris Launches Bill To End Childhood Drowning

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) was alarmed to learn that with so many people seeking outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cases of drowning were also on the rise – particularly in the Great Lakes. To address this,...

Norris: Last Call For Hometown Hero Nominations

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) is reminding constitutions that the June 11 submission deadline for his Hometown Heroes program is fast approaching. The program is the public’s opportunity to honor and show appreciation for individuals...

2021 Legislative Session Hits and Misses

This year’s Legislative Session was one of the most crucial in our state’s modern history. Lawmakers had the opportunity to make decisions at our state Capitol to set New York state on a new course of recovery following...

Norris Announces Aim Task Force Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is proud to announce that legislation he sponsors (A.6601) to establish the New York State Aid and Incentives for Municipalities Redesign Task Force has been passed in the Assembly. It was previously passed in the...

Commission to End Childhood Drowning Passes Assembly

Watch the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MqWx67orfbcHQ76tEH0shP6KWjMVRtM3/view?usp=sharing​Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is pleased to announce the passage of legislation to create the Commission...

Norris: Last Call For Cuomo Chips, At Last

“Finally the state Legislature, dominated by downstate driven majorities, exercised our authority today to reverse some of the Governor’s executive orders, including the one requiring that you have to order food like ‘Cuomo Chips’...

Norris: Budget Is Another Example Of What’s Wrong With NYS

Before the COVID-19 crisis, New York had a serious “tax-and-spend” problem. Now, during the pandemic recovery period, is certainly not the time to go on a reckless spending spree that will ultimately further hinder the ability of our citizens...