Press Releases

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...

Norris’ ‘NY Business Emergency Relief Act’ Pushed as Priority in Assembly Minority Plan

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I-Lockport) is proud to share that following the launch of his new legislation known as the New York Business Emergency Relief Act, the Assembly Minority Conference announced today it has chosen to include the entirety of...

Norris Says New Yorkers Need Action, Not Talk

Here are the real facts before COVID-19 even existed: New York has led the nation in population loss, with over one million people leaving over the past decade for greener pastures, our debt is second in the nation only to California, and our state budget...

Norris Announces NY Business Emergency Relief Act

With the new year, we welcome new opportunities at our state Capitol to improve our state, and I am already hard at work for our community in encouraging my colleagues in Albany to take action to improve economic conditions for our small businesses. In...

Norris Announces 2021-22 Legislative Appointments

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C -Lockport) has been named chairman of the Assembly Minority Conference, a prestigious leadership position, and reappointed to membership on the powerful Assembly committees on Rules and Ways and Means. These appointments make...

Norris: Wishing You A Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

As lights go up around town and people sit down to write their holiday cards this year, we are reminded of the things that haven’t changed: our many blessings, the simple joys in the changing of the season and the goodness of our fellow human beings....

Norris Announces New Law To Help Firefighter Recruitment

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) would like constituents to be aware of a new law that he helped to enact to benefit firefighters across New York state. The law directs the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, within the Department of Homeland...

Norris’ Annual Winter Clothing Drive Kicks Off Now

Assemblyman Mike Norris’ annual Winter Clothing Drive is kicking off this week with the public being able to start dropping off items at the Assemblyman’s office or the Lockport Town Hall this Wednesday, Nov. 18. Items will be collected at...

Norris: Veterans Will Always Be Our Heroes

When I think about the future of our great nation and the many challenges that lie ahead, I find strength and immense pride and comfort in the selfless service and sacrifice of the brave men and women in our military. There’s no doubt that our nation...

Norris Stands Up For Farmers, Calls For Freeze In Overtime Wage

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) has written to the New York Farm Labor Wage Board to ask them to freeze the overtime provisions for farm laborers at its current limitation of 60 hours per week. Norris was opposed to the creation of the wage...

Norris: Many Avenues to Cast Your Vote are Available This Fall

This fall there are many avenues of voting that will be available to all registered voters and, because I believe so strongly in the power of our electoral process, I want to make sure you are aware of the options available to you and have time to decide...

Norris Seeking Hometown Hero Nominees

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) is asking constituents of the 144th Assembly District to nominate extraordinary citizens who helped and/or still are helping protect our community against the coronavirus and making a difference in these tough...

Norris Calls for end of Gov.'s Temporary Emergency Powers, Restoration of Legislative Authority

I’ll never forget receiving the briefing from NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker in early March with fellow colleagues about the dangerous potential of the coronavirus and the immediate need for emergency funding for preparation and equipment....

Norris: Focused On Helping Our Small Businesses

As Western New York moves through the phases of reopening, we should all take immense pride in the communal spirit that has allowed us to flatten the curve and continues making it safe for our economy to reopen. Without the individual efforts of every...

Ortt, Norris Introduces Bill To Help Volunteer Fire & EMS

Senator Robert G. Ortt (R,C,I, Ref – North Tonawanda) and Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) this week introduced legislation in Albany known as the New York State Volunteer Fire Protection Emergency Reimbursement Account Act. The bill...

Norris: Looking Forward to Brighter Days Ahead

As we all continue doing our part to flatten the curve against the coronavirus, the news is ever- changing and tough to keep up with. It has been a challenge for everyone, whether you are quarantined at home or out as an essential worker. But one thing...

Norris Announces “Jump-Start NY” Economic Plan

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) joined with members of the Assembly Minority Conference to announce their “Jump-Start New York” plan to help reboot the economy, particularly in small-town, upstate communities that have not been...

Norris Calls For Agricultural Relief Package

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) joined with members of the Assembly Minority Conference to call for enactment of a comprehensive relief package for New York state’s agricultural community.“New York’s farmers are already struggling...

Norris Votes No on Troubling State Budget

During this unprecedented time of a public health and economic crisis, the state needs to be fiscally sound while ensuring proper resources are allocated for public health, education and infrastructure. This is the time to be laser focused on these critical...

Norris Supports Farm Bureau Legislation

The most important industry in our state has been agriculture and as we continue modernizing and competing in a global economy, New York State remains a leader in agriculture. Throughout the state, and here in Western New York, farming remains a top industry...