Press Releases

Assemblymember Cusick Urges PSC to Investigate COVID-19 Impact on Energy Customers

Staten Island – Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) issued a letter today urging the Public Service Commission to investigate and respond to the impact the COVID-19 Pandemic is having on residential and small business utility customers.“The...

New York State Legislators Continue Work to Protect MTA from Foreign Threat

Staten Island - Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) has joined Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) in support of legislation that will prevent foreign state-owned enterprises, including the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), from...

PSC Responds to Cusick Letter: Staten Island Outages will be Investigated

Staten Island – After weeks of power outages throughout New York City, including large swaths of Staten Island, Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) called on the state to launch an investigation of Con Edison’s operations in late July....

Cusick Touts End of Session Achievements

Albany – Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island) was joined by his colleagues in the State Legislature to pass a number of important legislative initiatives this session, including the preservation of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge residential...

Cusick Passes Legislation to Prevent Spread Of Fentanyl

Albany – Today the State Assembly passed legislation (A5838) introduced by Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) that will give law enforcement agencies more teeth to target the spread of fentanyl. "Staten Island has been hit hard by the...

Cusick and Rose Applaud Electric Bus Rollout on Staten Island; Encourage More Investment Statewide

Albany – Representative Max Rose (D-Staten Island) and Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) applauded the MTA's rollout of 62 electric buses on Staten Island, part of more than 100 replacement buses coming by 2021.Cusick, chair of the...

Cusick Bill to Give Staten Islanders Notice before Wetland Development Passes Assembly

Albany – Today, legislation authored by Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island) has passed in the State Assembly that will require neighboring landowners to be notified if development is proposed in protected wetlands (A4454). “This...

Cusick Meets Staten Island Students at Disability Day in the State Capitol

Albany – Students from Staten Island gathered in Albany to advocate on behalf of disabled people and show their “Disabilities Awareness Day” posters. As former chair of the Task Force on People with Disabilities, Assemblymember Michael...

Student Athletes Will Be Educated About Sudden Cardiac Arrest after Cusick Legislation Passes Assembly

Albany – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D - Staten Island) to ensure student athletes are educated about sudden cardiac arrest passed the state Assembly today. It is carried in the Senate by Senator Andrew Lanza (D - Staten...

Cusick Supports Legislation to Protect Victims of Crime

Albany – This week saw major legislation pass with the support of Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island) that will expand the ability of the Office of Victim Services to help victims recover, protect victims of human trafficking, and broaden...

Cusick Applauds Passage of Assembly Budget Resolution; Prepares For Additional Negotiations

Albany – Today, Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Staten Island, joined his colleagues in the State Assembly to pass a budget resolution that will invest in crucial programs and services for Staten Island. A final budget is due April 1.“I am...

Cusick Law Connecting Veterans with State Services Comes into Effect

Staten Island – New York veterans will have better access to state and federal services as legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Mid Island) and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo comes into effect this week.The legislation,...

Cusick Asks NYSERDA and DEC to Release Missing Renewable Energy Study

Albany – Today, Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island), chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, sent a letter urging the release of a comprehensive study on the feasibility of a shift to 100 percent clean energy.The study, first announced...

Cusick Welcomes Boy Scouts of America to Albany

Albany – Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Staten Island, welcomed dozens of Boy Scouts from across New York State to Albany today for their annual lobby day and an early celebration of Founder’s Day.“From my own experience as a Boy Scout,...

Cusick Begins 2020 Budget Negotiations Focused on Responsible Energy Development

Albany – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Staten Island, joined his colleagues in the State Legislature at a budget hearing on Environmental Conservation. Following last week's unveiling of the 2020 Executive Budget by Governor...

Gov. Cuomo Signs Assemblymember Cusick and Senator Funke Bill to Ease Access to Physicians for Traveling Sports Teams

Staten Island – Doctors who travel with out-of-state sports teams will no longer be barred from serving their team members when they come to New York thanks to new legislation, A7237/S4375, signed into law last week.   The legislation, carried by...

Assemblymember Cusick Announces $100,000 in Funding for Classroom Technology

Staten Island – Two Staten Island schools are receiving $50,000 for classroom upgrades this year, Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Mid Island, announced Monday. Public Schools 26 and 30 intend to use the additional funding for classroom technology...

Assemblymember Cusick Kicks off the Disabled Parking Task Force’s Public Awareness Campaign

Staten Island – The Disabled Parking Task Force, organized by Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Mid Island, announced the start of the Task Force's 14th annual Public Awareness Campaign this morning at the Staten Island Mall.“During the holiday...

Assemblymember Cusick Announces Winners of the 2018 Total Fitness Challenge

Staten Island – On Monday, November 19th, Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Mid Island, hosted the Awards Ceremony for the winners of his annual Total Fitness Challenge. Founded by the Assemblymember in 2008, the Total Fitness Challenge is an Island-wide...

Funding for Nonpublic Schools Secured with Cusick Law Signed by Governor

Staten Island – Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Staten Island, lauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law legislation ensuring nonpublic schools are not shortchanged through the state’s education funding process. Cusick, who carried the...