Press Releases

Lalor Asks President Obama to Support Scaffold Law Reform, Save $390 Million Tax Dollars on the New Tappan Zee Bridge

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is asking President Obama to support Scaffold Law reform that would save state and federal taxpayers $390 million on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Lalor released a letter to President Obama...

Why is the Federal Government Hiking Our Electricity Prices?

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to cancel its plans for a new Capicity Zone that would raise Hudson Valley electricity prices by 10% or more. "In the middle...

Lalor Asks Cuomo: "Did You Extort Legislators Or Not?"

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) responded today to Governor Cuomo's bizarre contrary statements that he ended his anti-corruption commission because the state legislature had agreed to new ethics legislation, but that...

Lalor Asks de Blasio to Help Fight CUNY's Big Payday for Krugman

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is asking New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to join him in the opposition to the City University of New York's (CUNY) $225,000 part-time deal with Paul Krugman. Last year, de Blasio joined...

Lalor Questions CUNY Payday For Krugman To Serve As Part-Time Mascot

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) released a statement today criticizing the City University of New York (CUNY) for paying Paul Krugman $225,000 to work part-time for the school without teaching any classes. Last year,...

Health Commissioner Comes and Goes, But No Fracking Decision

"What was Commissioner Shah doing all this time? He leaves office with no decision, one way or the other, on fracking. While he collected his big government salary, the Southern Tier's economy has been dying because he couldn't make a decision. Shah fiddled...

Looking the Other Way in Exchange for Budget Deals?

"I'm glad to see the U.S. Attorney's office examining Governor Cuomo's quick shutdown of the Moreland Commission. Did the governor agree to look the other way on corruption in exchange for election-year budget deals? Did the governor shut down investigations...

Cuomo's Budget Doesn't Fix What Ails New York

"I voted no on each budget bill because Governor Cuomo and the legislature continue to take New York down the wrong road. We're still the highest-taxed, most regulated state in the country and this budget does little to turn that around." No Mandate...

Lalor Introducing Bill to Require Disclosure of State Contracts

Albany, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) announced today that he will be introducing legislation that would require New York State to promptly publish any contract the state enters into. Lalor is introducing the bill in response...

Lalor, Hudson Valley Towns Call on Governor to Extend Manufacturers Tax Cut to MTA Counties

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) was joined by Deerpark Town Supervisor Karl Brabenec and East Fishkill Town Councilman Emanuele Marinaro at a press conference today to call on Governor Cuomo to expand his proposed tax cuts for manufacturers...

No to Regents Incumbents and New Candidates

“I'm voting against the Board of Regents incumbents today. The Board of Regents is failing our students. Common Core has been a disaster from top to bottom. The regents need to accept responsibility for this failure. Even before the Common Core implementation,...

We Can't Tweak Common Core, We Have to Scrap It

“Parents across my district have told me that Common Core is broken. It's not just the teacher evaluations that trouble them, it's the entire curriculum. We can't fix Common Core and we can't tweak it. Common Core is fundamentally flawed. It needs to...

10 Days of Silence From Cuomo on IBM Deal Questions, Lalor Continues Fight for IBMers

Albany, NY - It has been 10 days since Governor Cuomo's Director of Operations, Howard Glaser, offered to meet with Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) to answer questions about the governor's new deal with IBM and release the agreement....

Cuomo Doubles Down on Tax Wall, Despite Growing Opposition from Towns and Counties

Fishkill, NY - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is renewing his call for Governor Cuomo to include the entire state in his planned elimination of the corporate income tax on manufacturers. Cuomo's 30-Day Budget Amendments did not expand...

Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants Sends the Wrong Message

“Tens of millions of immigrants have struggled to legally come to the United States. Tens of millions more are waiting in line overseas, trying to immigrate legally. They've done the right thing, and that isn't easy. When we pass legislation offering...

Lalor To Cuomo: Cut Per Prisoner Spending By 10%, Then We Can Think About Student Loans For Prisoners, Not Free College Degrees

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) today announced a counter proposal to Governor Cuomo's plan to offer free college classes to prisoners. Lalor is calling on the state to cut per prisoner spending by 10%. Once those savings...

Cuomo's Latest Do-Nothing Panel Chaired By Common Core Cheerleader

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) released a statement today criticizing Governor Cuomo for naming an active Common Core supporter to chair the panel scheduled to review Common Core in New York. Governor Cuomo appointed...

Statement On Mayor de Blasio's ID Cards For Illegal Immigrants

“Mayor de Blasio's proposal is a national security nightmare. Terrorists would be able to easily obtain official government IDs. We can't guarantee they won't be used to board planes. The cards will look official. Presumably they will have New York...

Lalor's Bipartisan Support For Plan To Save $50 Million

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) is endorsing State Senator Cecilia Tkacyk's proposal to require New York State to reimburse counties if Albany doesn't reach an agreement to hold state and federal primaries on the same...

New York Taxpayers Should Share ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Oscar

Fishkill, NY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) is renewing his call for New York to end Governor Cuomo's expensive and non-productive Hollywood tax credits. Lalor's statement comes after reports revealed ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’...