Press Releases

Salka Congratulates Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees in Coopertown

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Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I, Ref-Brookfield) joined several other legislators and local officials in Cooperstown to congratulate the Class of 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees. This year's class had seven members, Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat,...

Salka Sounds The Alarm On Devastating Firearm Restrictions

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Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I,Ref-Brookfield) joined Sen. Joe Griffo (R,C,I-Rome),Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, and fellow Assembly members Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome), Brian Miller (R,C,I-New Hartford) and Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco)...

Salka Calls For Redistricting Assistance

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I,-Ref-Brookfield) and Sen. Jim Tedisco (R,C-Glenville) held a press conference today to introduce the New York state Gerrymander Failure Assistance Act (S.9050), which would hold the state accountable for all costs associated...

Salka Appointed To Aging Committee

Assemblyman John Salka (R, C, I Ref-Brookfield) is pleased to announce he has been appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay to serve on the Aging Committee for the remainder of the 2021-22 legislative term. This committee seat was previously...

Salka: Inflation Is Crippling New York

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I-Ref-Brookfield) is pleased to join his Assembly Minority colleagues to push for passage of the “Inflation Relief & Consumer Assistance Plan” which calls for a two-year suspension of state sales tax on many everyday purchases...

Salka: Repeal Of Bail Reform Is Long Overdue

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I,-Ref-Brookfield) is pleased to join his Minority colleagues to call for greater anti-crime measures. New York is currently facing a rise in crime including a 46.7 percent increase in murders from 2019 to 2020. In that same...

Salka On DA Dropping Cuomo’s Charges

“I am disappointed to learn that the criminal charges against former Gov. Cuomo have been dropped,” said Salka. “Cuomo needs to be held accountable. He is a disgrace to our state. He has disrespected New Yorkers and should be barred from holding...

Salka On Gov. Hochul’s Mask Mandate

“Once again, emotion and spreading fear are the preferred methods of fighting this virus. This governor differs little from her predecessor when it comes to heavy-handed tactics that hurt businesses and apply unscientific and unrealistic controls on...

Salka: Oneida Awarded $10 Million In Revitiation Funds

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Assemblyman John Salka (R, C, I, -Ref-Brookfield) is proud to announce the City of Oneida will be receiving $10 million through the New York State Downtown Revitalization initiative. This funding will go toward helping boost downtown Oneida’s recovery...

Salka Honors Local History

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I, -Ref-Brookfield) is proud to announce the Otsego School will be receiving a historical sign in honor of John Cheesebrough and the Cheesebrough family for all they have done for Pathfinder Village. The Cheesebrough family...

Salka on Dr. Zucker’s Resignation

“Now that Dr. Howard Zucker has resigned, it is time for our state Department of Health to have new leadership in these trying times,” said Salka. “Let’s hope the governor chooses someone who will understand the intricacies of health care in our...

Salka on the Eviction Moratorium

“While yesterday’s vote to extend the eviction moratorium is disappointing, the truth is New York state has failed to provide relief for our tenants and landlords for months,” said Salka. “The state has slow-rolled $2.6 billion in federal funds...

Salka: History Has Been Made

“History was made today. Gov. Hochul has been sworn in, serving as the first female governor of New York,” said Salka. “It’s an uplifting day for New York. Disgraced former Gov. Cuomo is finally gone and we can begin to rebuild our state without...

Salka: Cuomo Has Resigned

“Gov. Cuomo’s resignation is welcome news for all New Yorkers,” said Salka. “He has finally acted in the best interest of the people. His actions have been disturbing and inexcusable. I am pleased to see the governor step aside and allow government...

Salka: Gov. Cuomo Must Resign

“The attorney general’s findings today are horrifying. Gov. Cuomo must resign immediately,” said Salka. “His actions are inexcusable; he sexually harassed multiple women, violated many state and federal laws and created a toxic work environment....

Salka on the End of 2021 Session

“As this year’s legislative session comes to a close, I am left feeling disappointed,” said Salka. “While we did pass much-needed pandemic assistance, and secured school aid and infrastructure funding, the majority of legislation passed lacked...

Salka: Rescind Arbitrary Mask Mandate

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I, Ref-Brookfield) is proud to announce his support for a bill which would prohibit state agencies from mandating masks for anyone under 18-years-old. The state has issued a series of unclear and confusing mandates regarding...

Salka Honors The Late Assemblyman Bill Magee

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I,-Ref-Brookfield) is proud to announce his bill (A.6175-B), which designates a portion of State Route 13 in Madison County as the “Assemblyman William ‘Bill’ Magee Highway,” passed the Assembly today. Magee represented...

Salka Stands With Israel

“It is crucial that we as a state and nation stand united in our support for Israel,” said Salka. “Israel is not only our strongest ally in the Middle East; Israel is a cornerstone of Democracy for the world. Their people need our unwavering support....

Salka Speaks With Local Sheriffs

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Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,I-Ref-Brookfield) spoke at the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Spring Meeting yesterday to discuss a bill (A.4349) which would fully repeal the bail reform measures passed two years ago and eliminate cash bail. Salka...