Press Releases

Norris Supports 14-Day Sick Leave for All To Reduce Spread of Coronavirus

“There is nothing more important than public safety, however in this unprecedented time many New Yorkers are torn between worrying about their health and the potential impact the coronavirus will have on their ability to keep their jobs. No one should...

Norris Rallies For Increased Funding For Local Roads & Bridges

Pictured above: Assemblyman Norris listens while the NY Farm Bureau’s Renee Jaques talks about the impact the state’s roads and bridges has on the agricultural industry, part of the CHIPS rally held on the Great Western Staircase in the State Ca
WATCH THE VIDEO: https://tinyurl.com/uahduvr “Beyond repairing and rebuilding our local roads, bridges and culverts, the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) is the key difference in determining the success of hometown...

Norris Announces New Legislative Package To Help Veterans

No one is more deserving of our thanks and appreciation than the men and women who have served or are serving in our military. Our veterans are the pride of our community, and I am proud to fight for them at our state Capitol.Unfortunately, year after...

Norris Calls For Increased Funding For Local Roads & Infrastructure

Pictured above: Assemblyman Mike Norris speaks at the Joint Budget Hearing on Transportation in Albany on Jan. 28, 2020.
Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I,C,Ref-Lockport) spoke at the Joint Budget Hearing on Transportation today in Albany, calling on his colleagues to increase funding for local roads, bridges and infrastructure and a full restoration of the Extreme Winter Recovery...

Norris Announces 2020 Committee Appointments

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I,C,Ref-Lockport) announced that Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) has appointed him to serve as a member of the Assembly Rules Committee, the committee that oversees the entire legislative process. Norris...

Repeal Bail Reforms To Save Lives Says Norris

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and members of their conference at a press conference to call for the immediate repeal of the new bail “reforms” which have caused confusion,...

Norris On 2020 State Of The State

Our state is in a challenging chapter in our history. Sadly, we top population out-migration of all states in the nation and this is directly linked to high taxes and burdensome cost of doing business here. The extensive and costly Medicaid program must...

Norris Named To Farm Bureau’s “Circle Of Friends”

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) was named to the New York Farm Bureau’s 2019 “Circle of Friends,” a designation the organization awards to state lawmakers who vote in support of pro-agriculture legislation.“I am very honored...

New Laws of Note: Examples of Albany Coming Together to do The People’s Business

With the holidays now upon us, this is a time to reflect and take stock of the past year and look forward to the new year. Though 2019 was a very difficult year at our state Capitol, I would like to close out the year by sharing with you some important...

Norris Delivers Warm Winter Clothing Donations to Community

Pictured above: Assemblyman Mike Norris (second from right) drops off winter clothing items that were collected from the community as part of his annual drive. Standing with the assemblyman are Salvation Army Major Jose Santiago (second from left) and Sal
Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) delivered warm winter clothing items donated from the community to local charities today so that the items could be available for those in need in time for the winter holidays. Norris hosts the annual Winter...

Norris: Bridging The Middle-Skills Gap Is Critical To WNY Economy

As a lifelong Western New Yorker, one of the reasons I wanted to run for office was to help make our region a stronger and more viable place to live and do business. That’s why I urged Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb to create a statewide task...

Norris Calls For Judicial Discretion On Bail

There is nothing more important than public safety. However, this year in Albany a pro-criminal platform moved forward, including measures hidden in the state budget to change the state’s bail code (A.2009-C). Setting bail is an important tool used...

Norris Testifies Before Public Finance Commission

WATCH THE VIDEO: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r0hl4JyBJz_yX4x2Rd_iEGgCWMaAEVOYAs the ranking minority member of the Assembly Election Law Committee, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) appeared before the Public Finance Reform Commission...

Norris Announces New Bill to Protect Against Domestic Violence

As part of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) continued his efforts to stop domestic violence by announcing new legislation he has drafted that would better provide resources to people...

Norris: Thank You To Everyone Who Serves

Fire Prevention Week highlights the immeasurable value that our state’s local fire companies bring to our communities. Without the service of these brave men and women, our homes, property and lives would be at great risk not only in the event of...

Norris: License Plates & Star Changes Indicative Of War On WNY

This year, New Yorkers have been subjected to an onslaught of downstate-driven, progressive measures that have truly exposed how little leaders in Albany think about citizens who live and work outside of New York City. It is a true shame, but it has heightened...

Norris: License Plate Fees Example Of War On Western New York

Every day I receive phone calls, emails and see people in person who complain to me about the governor’s new license plate proposal. People are upset because they feel that this is yet another example of the war on upstate and Western New York communities...

Norris Calls On Albany to Protect Those Who Protect Us

As your state Assemblyman, I am very passionate about ensuring public safety. I have worked hard with volunteer fire companies, ambulance services, local officials and law enforcement to help support them so that they can better serve and protect us....

Norris Joined By Santa at “Christmas in July” Toy Drive

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) was joined by a special guest – Santa Claus -- to hand out the donated toys from his “Christmas in July” Toy Drive today at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Hundreds of...

Calling All Secret Santas: Norris’ “Christmas In July” Toy Drive To End July 19

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) is calling on all the community’s “Secret Santas” for their assistance as the July 19th end date for his “Christmas in July” Toy Drive approaches. Dozens of toys have been donated by...