Press Releases

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...

Montesano Angered by Dropped Charges Against Former Gov. Cuomo

“I am appalled at the number of New York district attorneys who have decided to drop the charges of forcible touching and the probe into the COVID nursing home scandal against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It feels as though they are trying to protect...

Montesano Concerned About New Racial Risk Factors for COVID-19 Treatment

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is concerned about new guidelines instructing health care providers to “consider race and ethnicity” when issuing treatments for COVID-19. The newly released oral antiviral medications and...

Montesano Supports Order for Former Gov. Cuomo to Return $5.1 Million from Book Deal

“The former governor profiting from other people’s misery is a complete disgrace. Not only did he make a profit off of how well he supposedly handled a pandemic that is still ongoing and did not abide by legal requirements, but he did also...

Montesano Pushes for Insulin Affordability

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) has signed onto a letter to Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand in support of a proposal to place a co-pay cap of $35 on insulin (HR.5376). This proposal would cover a wider range of plans...

Montesano Sends Letters Encouraging Accountability for Former Gov. Cuomo’s Actions

 Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) was joined by his Minority colleagues on the Assembly Judiciary Committee in drafting a letter regarding the final report of the Committee’s impeachment investigation into former Gov. Cuomo....

Montesano Announces Release of Judiciary Committee Report

“It’s taken months to get here, but now it is safe to officially say that former Gov. Cuomo not only abused his position of power but also broke the trust of New Yorkers,” said Montesano. “While we all wish this could have been...

Montesano Hosts Toys for Tots Drive

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is pleased to announce he will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots from now until Dec.15. All toys may be dropped off at Montesano’s district office at 111 W. Old Country Road,...

Montesano Supports Suspending NY Sales Tax

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is pleased to announce he is supporting the new SHOP-NY bill which would suspend state sales tax for two years on motor fuel, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and ready-to-eat foods from grocery...

Montesano Disagrees with FBI Intervention in CRT Protests

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) disagrees with the federal government’s decision to allow the FBI to investigate recent threats and protests at local school board meetings regarding Critical Race Theory and other policies. Recently,...

Montesano Signs onto Legislation in Ethics Package

 I am pleased to announce I have given my full support to a number of new policy proposals regarding ethics, power and transparency in our state’s government. As a member of the Assembly Committee on Ethics and Guidance, I have long supported...