Press Releases

Norris Announces Recommendations To Support Domestic Violence Survivors

As part of his ongoing efforts to tackle the rising rates of domestic violence in upstate New York, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) joined colleagues from the Assembly Minority Task Force on Domestic Violence to announce the findings of their statewide...

Norris Appointed To Assembly Tourism Committee

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is proud to announce that he has been appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) to serve on the Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development. “I am very...

Norris: Budget Must Show Fiscal Restraint, Ease Burden On Taxpayers & Safeguard Lake Ontario Communities

With a multi-billion dollar deficit before us, the 2018-19 State Budget must show fiscal restraint while also addressing the number one concern of New York State taxpayers – exorbitant property taxes. New York state remains the highest taxed state...

Norris: 2018 Is New Opportunity To Reform Albany

While the New Year has brought our region a plethora of cold and snow, many of us have delighted in the recent snap of the Buffalo Bills’ playoff drought and joys of spending time celebrating the season with our loved ones. As we return to school,...

Norris: Thank You To All Those Who Serve

In honor of Veterans Day, on behalf of our community, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation and thanks to all of the brave men and women who serve in our military, and I would like to encourage all citizens to join me in taking some time to remember...

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Norris Reports On Key Priorities

With summer winding down and students headed back to school, there are a number of Western New York priorities that were passed by the state Legislature but still requires the signature of Gov. Cuomo before they can become law. Among these are keeping...

Norris: Agriculture is The Backbone of Our Economy

As we are enjoying our county fairs and the bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables, we need to take a moment to thank our local farmers and remember proudly that agricultural is still the number one industry within our great state. An abundant...

Norris: First Session Delivering For You

As your newly elected state assemblyman, it has been my privilege and honor to represent you in the state Capitol through this legislative session. While our work is far from over, and every day I am out in our community meeting with constituents and...

Norris: Assembly Passes Bill To Protect Volunteer Firefighters Against Cancer

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) helped pass legislation that would ensure volunteer firefighters have insurance coverage to treat cancer and related illnesses that could result from their service protecting the community. Norris is a sponsor of...

Assembly Passes Relief Effort For Lake Ontario Flood Impacted Homeowners & Businesses

My colleagues and I have been working together across the aisle to provide the relief that homeowners and businesses along Lake Ontario’s south shore need to mitigate the ongoing flooding. I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation. This state of...

Assembly Should Pass Brittany’s Law To Protect New Yorkers Against Domestic Violence

The impact of domestic violence on our community – and across our state – is astounding to me, and I am sorry to say that statistics show an increase of domestic incidences in towns outside of New York City. Many of my colleagues and I are working...

Norris Works To Bring Sunlight To State Capitol

As part of his ongoing efforts to reform the way state economic development funds are awarded, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R,C-Macdeon) today calling...

Norris To Sponsor Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced that he is sponsoring a free Car Seat Safety Check event at the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 on Saturday, June 10, 2017. “Nothing is more important than public safety, and this free...

Norris Supports Strengthening Homeownership Opportunity

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) was pleased to support legislation that allows more New Yorkers the opportunity to realize the American Dream by becoming a first time homebuyer. “As I meet constituents, I hear more and more about the struggles...

Norris: Sunlight Needed To Protect Taxpayer Investment In Job Creation

Here in Western New York, our local businesses and officials have worked very hard to revitalize our regional economy. Growing up, it was too common place to hear about businesses closing. The people I know were impacted by the loss of jobs, and I saw...

Norris Encourages Commnity To Support Local 2nd Grader In Heart Warming Blanket And Book Drive

Assemblyman Mike Norris visited Alden Primary School on Friday, May 26, 2017 to visit with a special student named Alannah Pionessa. Alannah was born premature with a rare birth defect and spend the first 80 days of her life in the neonatal intensive...

Norris To Sponsor Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced that he is sponsoring a free Car Seat Safety Check event at the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 on Saturday, June 10, 2017. “Nothing is more important than public safety, and this free...

Norris: Ride-Sharing Coming For 4th Of July

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced the passage in the state Assembly this week of legislation that would expedite ride-sharing throughout the state in time for Independence Day. The measure has now passed both houses, and is being sent to...

Norris: Bipartisan State Efforts Lead To Immediate Relief For Lake Ontario Flood-Impacted Infrastructure

To address the state of emergency along the southern shore of Lake Ontario, my colleagues and I have been working together in a bipartisan fashion to find solutions to protect properties and municipal infrastructure along the shore of Lake Ontario. I...