Press Releases

Mikulin Calls to Support Volunteer Firefighters & EMS

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) is pleased to announce the Assembly Minority Conference has introduced a bill which would provide financial aid to volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who have been working day in and day out to combat the...

Mikulin Disappointed in State Budget

“I am disappointed in much of what is to come with this budget. First and foremost, it is devastating to see a $2.5 million cut to our libraries, which are so vital to our communities by providing access to computers, a variety of programs and a...

Updates on the COVID-19 Outbreak & Relief Available

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, our nation and our state, which has the highest number of diagnosed cases of the virus, is in crisis for more than one reason. Businesses are being forced to shut down, people are being told to stay home and jobs are being...

Mikulin Continues to Call for Policy-Free Budget

“Seeing as we are currently in a public health crisis, now more than ever it is important for us to pass a budget that focuses on New York’s finances and the economy. This means that no policy should be added in to deter from what matters most:...

Severe Blood Donation Shortage Due to COVID-19

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) is encouraging all eligible blood donors to consider donating as the country is currently facing a severe blood shortage due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Across the nation, blood drives are being canceled and donors...

Mikulin Pushes for Policy-Free Budget

“As we look to expedite the budget process during this public health crisis, I hope that the governor and Assembly Majority will focus only on the finances of New York and not push their political agenda. Right now, it is important to pass a budget...

Mikulin Attends Bethpage St. Patrick’s Parade

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Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) attended Bethpage’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 1, concluding the event at the St. Martin of Tours Church. There, he joined Joe Saladino, Town of Oyster Bay supervisor; Peter Silvestri,...

Mikulin Honors Outgoing Sons of Italy President

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) presents Fred Bellise, outgoing president of the Sons of Italy Columbus Lodge 2143, with a citation at their installation ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at the Royal Palm Catering Hall in Farmingdale.
Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) presented Fred Bellise, outgoing president of the Sons of Italy Columbus Lodge 2143, with a citation at the organizations installation ceremony on Sunday, March 1, at the Royal Palm Catering Hall in Farmingda...

Mikulin Supports North Massapequa Fire Department Fundraiser

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) joined (from left to right) Councilman Dennis Dunne, Jeff Pravato, receiver of taxes, Councilwoman Laura Maier and Dennis McGrath at the North Massapequa Fire Department fundraiser at DQ in Massapequa Park on Sund
Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) was pleased to support the North Massapequa Fire Department in its Dairy Queen Community Fundraiser on Sunday, February 9 at the Dairy Queen in Massapequa Park. On December 25, 2019 a devastating fire swept through...

Mikulin Helps Ease Blood Shortage on Long Island

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I-Bethpage) is pleased the blood drive he hosted with the Levittown Fire Department on Thursday, January 30 was a success. Together, they collected 85 pints of blood, which will save 255 lives. “Blood donations during...

Mikulin Concerned About Lack of Attention to Bail Reform & MS-13

“My biggest concern this session is the lack of attention to this disastrous bail reform law and the affect it’s having on Long Island in particular. While it is a statewide issue, on Long Island we currently have a serious problem with the...

Mikulin Fights for Containment and Treatment of Grumman-Navy Plume

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,Ref-Bethpage) attended a meeting at Bethpage High School hosted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation regarding a proposal to clean the Grumman-Navy Plume on Monday, June 10. The Grumman-Navy Plume, which spreads...

Mikulin Collects Hundreds of Pounds of Supplies for Long Island Pets in Need

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Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,Ref-Bethpage) is pleased to announce the success of the Pet Drive he hosted with Long Island Cares, Inc. and Baxter’s Pet Pantry. The drive collected 862 pounds of food, cat litter, toys and other pet supplies to help...

State Majority Leaders Push for “Get Out of Jail Free Cards”

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,Ref-Bethpage) is disappointed to hear state Majority leaders are now pushing for a bill (A.4319) which would allow for prisoners to be eligible for early parole at the age of 55 if they have served 15 consecutive years. ...

New York’s Budget: A Mixed Bag of the Good & the Bad

“This year’s state budget is a mixed bag with some good things, such as the restoration of funding for veterans’ mental health and making the property tax cap permanent but also a lot of bad, such as the lack of funding for our schools...

Mikulin: Use of Force Policy & Reporting Won’t Protect New Yorkers or Police Officers

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,Ref-Bethpage) is outraged by the inclusion of legislation (A.2005-C) to establish Use of Force Reporting and Use of Force Policy for police officers proposed by Assembly Majority and Gov. Cuomo. The legislation would require...

Mikulin: Direct-Care Workers Deserve Pay Increase Now

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,Ref-Bethpage) is joining his colleagues with the Assembly Minority to push for an additional wage increase for direct-care workers starting April 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Currently, the Assembly Majority has proposed...

Assembly Majority Propose Over $5.7 Billion Tax Hike

“When the Assembly Majority won control over both houses last fall, I knew we were in for a long two years; however, I never expected to see so much disagreement among state Democratic leaders. This morning, the Assembly Majority proposed their one-house...

Assemblyman Mikulin Meets Mr. Farmingdale

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Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I,Ref-Bethpage) had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Farmingdale himself, Donald E. Snyder, former chief of the Wantagh Fire Department and former coach of the Farmingdale High School football team at the 120th annual Installation...

MTA Ignores Cheapskates Who Jump Turnstiles, Instead Raises Fares for Law-Abiding New Yorkers

“Just like more taxes won’t solve New York’s issues, higher fares won’t solve the MTA’s. The MTA knows this, having admitted that it realizes higher fares won’t solve the financial problems it is facing. The agency has also...