Press Releases

Morinello, Colleagues Call For Passage Of Bipartisan Transparency Bills

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference in Albany calling for passage of numerous bipartisan...

Morinello Calls For Increased Education, Awareness On Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

“Each year, the Legislature holds its annual Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day celebration at the Capitol, allowing legislators from across the state to gain a better understanding of the many issues faced by those with disabilities and their caregivers....

Morinello Staff to Hold June Mobile Office Hours

The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) will hold mobile office hours on Wednesday, June 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Town Senior Center and Tuesday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the...

Morinello Writes Labor Commissioner Requesting Tipped Wage Proposals Be Terminated

***Editor’s Note: Letter Attached*** Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) sent a letter to New York State Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon requesting recent proposals to increase wages for tipped workers be rejected....

Morinello: ‘Underwood Vote A Win For Transparency And The Democratic Process’

“Today the Legislature met for joint session for a vote to appoint Barbara Underwood as acting attorney general until January,” said Morinello. “This vote represents a win for transparency and the democratic process, and I’m pleased voters will...

Morinello Co-Sponsors Bill To Clean Up Albany, Reduce Government Corruption

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) is co-sponsoring a bill to enact term limits on government officials, end bid-rigging and limit special interest influence in campaigns (A-09625). This bill would protect New York state’s...

Morinello Implores Legislature To Act On Ethics Reform, Restore Trust In Government

As we approach the end of the legislative year, the Legislature faces a critical choice between doing what’s right by New Yorkers and playing party politics. In recent times, the already-broken trust in state government has been further weakened as...

Morinello Pushes For Tax Reform On Tax Freedom Day

“Today marks the day that New Yorkers have earned enough money to pay their tax bill for the year,” said Morinello. “In recent years, countless hard-working taxpayers have been forced to leave the state due to high taxes. Tax Freedom Day reminds...

Morinello Deems Schneiderman’s Admission And Explanation Disturbing And Unacceptable

“Eric Schneiderman has met with karma as he coincidentally resigns as the Legislature takes up a resolution to proclaim May 8, 2018, as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Day,” said Morinello. “News of Schneiderman’s admission and explanation...

Morinello Looks To Ethics Reform As Sheldon Silver Retrial Commences

“Today, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s retrial begins while my Conference’s ethics reform package, the Public Officers Accountability Act (A.05864), remains stagnant in committee. This year, I’ve been very displeased by the lack of effort...

Morinello Pleased With Enacted Budget, Angered By Flawed Negotiation Process

The 2018-19 Enacted State Budget tackled numerous critical issues like education, drug and opioid abuse and infrastructure, but once again the state Legislature failed to act on meaningful ethics reform to reduce corruption and clean up Albany. Last week,...

Morinello Staff to Hold April Mobile Office Hours

The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) will hold mobile office hours on Wednesday, April 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Town Senior Center and Tuesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grand Island Town...

Morinello Pleased With On-Time Budget But Troubled By Overpspending And Waste

“This year’s budget contains critical funding to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic, assist veterans, improve our infrastructure and help those affected by sexual assault and workplace harassment, still I’m troubled by its massive overspending...

Morinello Hopeful Percoco Conviction Will Jumpstart Ethics Reform

Days after Joe Percoco was convicted of three felonies, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I-Ref-Niagara Falls) is making another push for ethics reform in Albany. Last year, Morinello unveiled an array of ethics reform bills to reconstruct the way...

Morinello Announces Italian-American Scholarship Opportunities

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) announced the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship contest. The Conference will be awarding four $3,000...

Morinello: ‘Without Action, Percoco Conviction A Sign of Things to Come’

“Joe Percoco’s conviction is a blow to the already-diminished reputation of New York’s government. It’s deeply troubling that we’ve wasted much of our year on issues of little significance when a previous aide to the governor sat on trial for...

Morinello Looks To Reintroduce Daylight Savings Bill

Last year, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) introduced a bill to eliminate daylight savings time in New York state. Federal law allows states to opt out of daylight savings time, and many New Yorkers hope to see an end to this...

Morinello Staff to Hold March Mobile Office Hours

The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) will hold mobile office hours on Tuesday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grand Island Town Hall and Wednesday, March 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wheatfield...

Morinello Targets Stronger Legislation To Benefit Military Veterans

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I-Ref-Niagara Falls) stood during session to speak on a bill which would provide sick leave to state employees who have served our military in combat theater or combat zones. The legislation designates that...

Morinello Urges Legislature To Act On Ethics Reform

The 2018 Legislative Session is well under way, yet the state Assembly has little to show for the nearly two months we’ve spent in Albany. When I first ran for office it was my goal to reduce corruption and establish an open and transparent government....