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Montesano: Handicap-Accessible Playgrounds Should Be A Priority

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) is proud to join his colleaguesin the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences to advocate for the “Everyone Can Play” bill (A.9539/S.8626), which establishes a grant program to make it affordable...

Montesano Responds to Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s Arrest

“Albany top officials have once again given themselves a bad reputation. Hearing the news of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin's arrest this morning as a result of campaign bribery, fraud, and falsification of records is disheartening. The people of New York...

Hochul’s Proposal Would Remove Local Control Regarding Zoning Laws

“Gov. Hochul’s reckless proposal on Affordable Dwelling Units (ADU) is the definition of government overreach. We oppose this proposal because it would eliminate single-family zoning and completely takes zoning decisions out of local control.“It...

Montesano Concerned about Apartment Zoning Requirements for Small Villages & Towns

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is opposed to legislation (A.9006) which would require all cities, villages and towns in New York to amend zoning laws to allow for accessory apartments in homes and apartment buildings in certain areas....

Montesano: A Year (Hopefully) Without a Deficit

“While this is the largest proposed budget in our state’s history, I am happy to see that, for once, we might not see a deficit this year. With this money, we should be able to properly fund education, as well as help our health care workers...

Montesano Calls for Manhattan DA’s Removal from Office

 Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) and his colleagues on the Assembly Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Gov. Hochul calling upon her to remove Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg from public office. Montesano spearheaded...

Letter to Hochul re Manhattan DA

Montesano Calls Attention to Rising Crime Rates

“I am joining my colleagues in the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences to once again call upon the governor to repeal bail reform. It is high time we restore order to this state and address the vast increase in crime that has occurred over...

Montesano Warns of Dangers of Space Heaters in Wake of Bronx Fire

“My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones or had loved ones who were hurt in the fire in the Bronx on Sunday. I hope that we will also be able to help find solutions for the dozens of people who are without a home now in the midst...

Montesano Response to the State of the State

 “I feel that the governor had a lot of good things to say today and am happy with her addressing issues such as mental health, homelessness and lack of proper housing for NYCHA residents. I will say, I am concerned with her lack of attention...
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