Press Releases

Morinello Announces Boater Safety Course

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls), in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting a free boater safety course on March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Frontier Fire Hall in Wheatfield, located at...

Morinello Joins Niagara County Road Workers for CHIPS Rally

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined highway workers from across the state to advocate for Western New York’s fair share of infrastructure funding. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS)...

Assembly Passes STAR Program Revision

Last week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) and his Assembly colleagues passed Assembly Bill 5969, which would revert the state’s School Tax Relief Program back to its original design for all homeowners. This change comes...

Morinello Calls for Common Sense Reform

“There are many times when a ‘one-size fits all’ approach causes more problems than it solves. The NY SAFE Act is one of these issues. While New York City may be content with the NY SAFE Act, it has had a far more negative impact to residents...

Morinello Pushes For DeVeaux Woods Park Construction

In a letter sent yesterday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) offered Gov. Cuomo an alternative to his proposed construction of a year-round lodge on Niagara Falls’s Goat Island. The governor’s proposal comes with pushback...

Morinello Provides Clarity on Zombie Properties

On Thursday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined local leaders at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center to discuss an issue that has become prevalent across New York State: Zombie Properties. The term Zombie Property...

Morinello Joins NOAH Clergy Caucus and Local Faith Leaders to Discuss ‘Raise the Age’

Yesterday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined the NOAH Clergy Caucus and local faith leaders for breakfast and to discuss last week’s “Raise the Age” legislation, which passed the Assembly 86 - 48. At the event,...

Morinello Joins Labor Committee

This week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) was assigned to an additional committee for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Morinello will now serve on the Labor Committee in addition to his previous committee assignments. These...

Morinello Pushes for College Affordability

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined his colleagues in presenting his Conference’s plan to tackle the issue of college affordability. Many waves were made when Gov. Cuomo announced his plan to make college “free,”...

Morinello Holds First Annual “Valentines for Seniors” Program

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined students from Niagara Falls’ Catholic Academy to create Valentine’s Day cards for seniors around the district. This is an event that Morinello plans to make a yearly tradition...

Morinello Joins Colleagues in Presentation of C.A.R.E.S. Plan Initiative

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues today in support of the Conference’s C.A.R.E.S. Plan initiative. This plan is the product of a year-long effort led by Assembly Minority Leader Brian...

Governor’s Administration Confirms Tax Increase

Editor’s note: See testimony from Deputy Tax Commissioner admitting tax increase here “Today, we finally learned the ugly truth behind the governor's proposed STAR freeze,” said Morinello. “The Deputy Tax Commissioner Nonie...

The Assembly Majority Put Criminals First

Today the New York State Assembly passed several bills aimed at protecting illegal immigrants and obstructing the deportation efforts of the federal government. The Assembly Majority wants New York to join the shortlist of sanctuary states that exist...

Morinello Applauds Investment in North Tonawanda Business

Today, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) extended his best wishes to Confer Plastics on the creation of 35 new jobs in its firm. Thanks to the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) low-cost hydropower, Confer Plastics, a Niagara...

Walter, Walsh “Rally For Ridesharing” Statewide

Following a press conference in Albany today, Assemblyman Raymond Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) have introduced legislation that would allow Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft to...

Morinello Helps Pass Pension Forfeiture Legislation

“Restoring the people’s trust in government and holding corrupt officials responsible for their actions is the reason I ran for office,” said Morinello. “Today, I was proud to help pass legislation which does both of these things....

Morinello: Capitol Halls Are Silent on Ethics Reforms

Editor's Note: Video of Morinello available here The silence is so noticeable you can hear a pin drop. That’s how Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) is describing the lack of will or urgency to combat Albany corruption,...

Morinello Takes on Committee Roles

This week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) was officially assigned his committees for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. This session, Morinello will serve as member of the Codes, Higher Education, Housing and Tourism Committees,...

Morinello Welcomes College Affordability

Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo announced his plan to offer free college tuition to families making $125,000 a year or less via the Excelsior Scholarship by the year 2019. Based on enrollment projections, the governor estimates the cost of the plan at approximately...

Morinello Sworn Into Office

Today, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) took his oath of office and was sworn in as a member of the New York State Legislature. Morinello will represent parts of Niagara and Erie counties, including the towns of Wheatfield, Niagara,...