Press Releases

Norris & Local Senior Centers Partner For Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day Fair

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is partnering with the Akron/Newstead and Clarence senior centers to host a free Senior Health and Fitness Fair on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The event is one of many being held across the country in recognition of...

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 Applauds Senate Passage Of Bill To Expedite Ridesharing, Calls For Vote In Assembly

As a sponsor of this legislation to expedite ridesharing services in time for Independence Day celebrations statewide, I am pleased the Senate has passed this measure and call on the Assembly to bring this measure up for a vote. I would like to congratulate...

Norris Announces 2017 Summer Reading Program

As part of his constituent outreach program, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced his 2017 Summer Reading Program. The program encourages early readers, elementary and middle school students to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading over...

Norris Invites Local Students To Participate In Summer Internships

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is opening his district office for summer internships for local high school or college students. Students may be eligible to receive course credit for their internship, which will include a mixture of office work...

Norris & Niagara County Sheriff To Host Free Lifesaving Event

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is partnering with the Niagara County Sheriff’s office to host a free community event, the Yellow Dot Program, on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This program can help save lives by informing emergency...

Thank You to Teachers For Making Difference

Dear Editor: Every one of us can look back and remember that one teacher who inspired us, challenged us and helped define who we are today. Every day in our communities, teachers and educators are looking ahead, finding new ways to develop minds and...

Norris: State Of Emergency Declared For Lakeshore Communities

I would like to thank Gov. Cuomo for declaring a state of emergency for Niagara and Orleans counties being impacted by Lake Ontario flooding. For the past two weeks, too many of my constituents have seen water levels rise around their homes, businesses...

Norris Invites Public To Boater Safety Course

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is inviting all boaters to attend a free boating safety course held in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff’s office on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Barker Volunteer Fire Company. “It is so important...

Norris Wants To Hear From You! Participate In This Year’s Legislative Survey

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is announcing his 2017 Legislative Survey and asking that residents of the 144th Assembly District share their views with him by filling it out, either by mail or online. “As your new Assembly representative...

Norris Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence, Announces Public Petition

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) took action to stop domestic violence at the YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” awareness walk this weekend in Lockport by announcing his sponsorship of bipartisan legislation, the Domestic Violence Prevention...

The Notorious Big Ugly: Norris Comments on 2017-18 State Budget

This budget is a mixed bag, yet I am pleased that our efforts have delivered results on some of the top priorities for my constituents: ride-sharing will be available this summer, modest tax relief has been provided for working families and farms, restoration...

Norris Supports Volunteer Firefighters And Encourages Recruit NY Program

This April, I am proud to join Volunteer Fire Companies across New York State in promoting the RecruitNY program and weekend. RecruitNY was designed to encourage and support fire services and increase the number of new volunteers and service members...

Norris Signed Up To Donate Life. Won’t You?

As part of National Donate Life Month, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) signed up to become an organ donor and is encouraging all New Yorkers to sign up to become organ donors as well. The assemblyman was a sponsor of a legislative resolution that...

Norris Says Budget Process Dysfunctional

Witnessing firsthand the budget process here in Albany as a freshman legislator has been utterly frustrating. The taxpayers of my district and the entire state truly deserve so much better, and must have an open and fully transparent process. Today...

Norris Announces Passage Of Expanded Breast Cancer Diagnosis Options

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced the passage in the Assembly of legislation, A.5677, that would expand breast cancer diagnosis options for New Yorkers across the state to include 3-D mammography, allowing New Yorkers to get more accurate...

Norris Rallies To “Be Fair To Direct Care”

The developmentally disabled, elderly and homebound need and deserve the best possible care, and without a wage increase for direct care workers the state is making it harder for our most vulnerable citizens to find and keep the help they need. When wages...

Norris Works To Increase Funding For Libraries

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) has been meeting with library advocates and his colleagues in the state Legislature to try to include increased funding for libraries in this year’s state budget. Norris said he hopes the final budget agreement...

Norris: One-House Budget Shows Hope for Priorities, But Pitches $7 Billion in Tax Hikes

The Assembly’s one-house budget wish list proves that the Majority is starting to listen to the concerns raised by New Yorkers upstate, and specifically the priorities I have voiced for Western New York. However, this one-house proposal ultimately...

Norris Rallies for Increase in Funding for Local Roads & Bridges

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) joined highway superintendents from across the state at a rally today at the State Capitol in support of increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) in this year’s...