Press Releases

Welcoming a New Chapter in NYS History

Our state begins a welcomed new chapter turning the page on a dark period in our history. It is special for us here in Western New York to see one of our own now become governor for the first time in over a century and to hold the distinction as our state’s...

State Leaders & Lockport Mayor Announce Plans to Improve N. Adam Street Bridge

State Senator Robert G. Ortt, Assemblyman Michael J. Norris, and Lockport Mayor Michelle Roman announced preliminary measures to improve the dilapidated condition of the N. Adam Street Bridge in Lowertown.State and local officials have been working collaboratively,...

Norris on Cuomo’s Resignation

“At last, Gov. Cuomo is allowing the people of New York state to move forward by offering his resignation and ending this dark and difficult chapter in our state’s history.“As a lifelong Western New Yorker, I look forward to working...

It’s Peanut Butter & Jelly (And Fluff) Time!

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is joining with Peter Robinson in his efforts to end childhood hunger by collecting jars of peanut butter, jelly and fluff with a community drive running from June 28 through July 26 throughout the 144th Assembly...

Norris Launches Bill To End Childhood Drowning

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) was alarmed to learn that with so many people seeking outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cases of drowning were also on the rise – particularly in the Great Lakes. To address this,...

Norris: Last Call For Hometown Hero Nominations

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) is reminding constitutions that the June 11 submission deadline for his Hometown Heroes program is fast approaching. The program is the public’s opportunity to honor and show appreciation for individuals...

2021 Legislative Session Hits and Misses

This year’s Legislative Session was one of the most crucial in our state’s modern history. Lawmakers had the opportunity to make decisions at our state Capitol to set New York state on a new course of recovery following...

Norris Announces Aim Task Force Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is proud to announce that legislation he sponsors (A.6601) to establish the New York State Aid and Incentives for Municipalities Redesign Task Force has been passed in the Assembly. It was previously passed in the...

Commission to End Childhood Drowning Passes Assembly

Watch the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MqWx67orfbcHQ76tEH0shP6KWjMVRtM3/view?usp=sharing​Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is pleased to announce the passage of legislation to create the Commission...

Norris: Last Call For Cuomo Chips, At Last

“Finally the state Legislature, dominated by downstate driven majorities, exercised our authority today to reverse some of the Governor’s executive orders, including the one requiring that you have to order food like ‘Cuomo Chips’...

Norris: Budget Is Another Example Of What’s Wrong With NYS

Before the COVID-19 crisis, New York had a serious “tax-and-spend” problem. Now, during the pandemic recovery period, is certainly not the time to go on a reckless spending spree that will ultimately further hinder the ability of our citizens...

Norris: Comprehensive Broadband Initiative Included in Budget

“As a sponsor of the original, bipartisan bill known as the Comprehensive Broadband Connectivity Act that was passed last year, I am very pleased that this measure was included in the final budget agreement at long last. Had the governor signed...

Norris’ Advocacy Leads to New Investments for Local Roads & Libraries

“Two of the most important resources in our community are our local roads and our libraries, without either our daily society in Western New York simply would not function. Our roads, highways, bridges and culverts not only ensure safe passage to...

Norris Votes No on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

“Since taking office, I have discussed the legalization of recreational marijuana with school and law enforcement officials, health and medical professionals, and others worried about this topic. I voted against the measure today because the bill...

Norris Calls for Budget Surpluses to Be Invested in Infrastructure, Broadband

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) renewed calls for state budget surpluses to be spent toward improving infrastructure and improving access to broadband internet service for communities across upstate New York. He said that between the one-shot federal...

Norris Supports Commission to Draft Articles of Impeachment

“As a coequal branch of government, the state Legislature has an obligation to serve as the checks and balances for our other branches of government, particularly in situations exactly as we find ourselves in today with the Cuomo administration’s...

Norris: Invoke Subpoena Powers in Nursing Home Hearings

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown each one of us and our world into uncharted territory. So many things have changed in these unprecedented times, from the ways we do business to how we live our lives, but what hasn’t changed is the love for our...

Norris Calls For Immediate Vote To Restore Legislative Authority & Remove Governor’S Emergency Powers

“On behalf of the constituents who have been pleading for answers regarding the health and well-being of their loved ones in nursing homes over the past 11 months, I am outraged by the results of the attorney general’s report which confirmed...

NY Needs Food Security, Says Norris

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference this week to launch their newest omnibus package known as the Food Insecurity, Farm Resiliency and Rural Poverty Initiative. The initiative is a direct response...

Budget Should Back Up Economy, Schools Says Norris

After a week of State of the State speeches, New Yorkers need real action to move our state forward. I am ready to work together with the governor and my colleagues to get a fiscally responsible state budget passed. This year’s budget will be unlike...