Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Announces That Her Bill to Ban ‘Golden Parachute’ Severance Packages at Public Authorities Has Passed the Assembly

Early March, in response to a “golden parachute” severance package negotiated at the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) with its executive director, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) introduced the “Severance Pay Limitation...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces That a Package of Legislation to Assist Domestic Violence Victims Passes Assembly, Introduces Dating Violence Education Legislation

Today, in the wake of the resignation of former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced a package of bills passed this week by the New York State Assembly to empower and provide resources to domestic...

Assemblymember Wallace, Senator Kennedy, Erie County Health Department Kick Off Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Discuss Safety and Prevention

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) were joined by Erie County Health Department Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve to kick off Lyme Disease Awareness Month, which is recognized...

Assemblymember Wallace Recognizes International Firefighters Day, Highlights Accomplishments for Firefighters

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster), chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Volunteer Emergency Services, recognized International Firefighters Day today, May 4th, by pledging her ongoing support for firefighters and their families. Wallace...

Assemblymember Wallace: Legislation Decouples Teacher Evaluations from State Tests, Returns Control to Local School Districts

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she co-sponsored relating to teacher evaluations passed the Assembly today. The legislation eliminates the state mandate for standardized tests to be linked to teacher evaluations...

Assemblymember Wallace Hosts Opioid Forum at Maryvale High School

Last night, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) hosted an opioid community forum at Maryvale High School for residents of Cheektowaga to receive an update on the opioid epidemic, steps being taken to end addiction, and to ask questions of experts....

Assemblymember Wallace: State Budget Assists Localities, Invests in Western New York’s Infrastructure

“Reliable transportation is key to economic growth and job creation in our region. The state budget provides much-needed funding to ensure Western New York’s roads and bridges are safe to travel on for our families and business owners, while...

Assemblymember Wallace: Budget Includes Measures to Fight Sexual Harassment

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that the 2018-19 state budget included key measures to combat and prevent sexual harassment and strengthen protections for employees. “All across the country, brave individuals have been...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $250,000 for Depew Fire Department

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she helped secure $250,000 for the Depew Fire Department in the 2018-19 state budget. “Depew firefighters risk their lives every day for our community and it’s our duty to make...

Assemblymember Wallace: Assembly Budget Proposal Combats Sexual Harassment

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2018-19 state budget proposal, which includes a number of policies to tackle sexual harassment. “For far too long, sexual harassment victims have...

Assemblymember Wallace Passes Legislation That Supports Gold Star Parents

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that a bill she authored to eliminate the $1,000 limitation on the annuity payable to a Gold Star Parent unanimously passed the Assembly today (A.7570). “Service members who have made the...

Assemblymember Wallace: Assembly Budget Proposal Increases Funding for Public Schools and Libraries

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2018-19 state budget proposal, which increases funding for public schools and invests in local libraries. “Western New York’s public schools...

Assemblymember Wallace: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in Local Infrastructure

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that the Assembly’s 2018-19 state budget proposal includes vital infrastructure funding to fix potholes, rebuild roads and highways and make roads safer for motorists and businesses in Western...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces the “Severance Pay Limitation Act”

Today, in response to a “golden parachute” severance package recently negotiated at the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) with its current executive director, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she is introducing...

Assemblymember Wallace: Legislation Ensures Transparency in Online Political Ads

“I am proud to have helped pass the Democracy Protection Act this afternoon in the Assembly (A.9930). This legislation will bring digital political advertising into the 21st century by ensuring that ads on Facebook, Twitter, and other online platforms...

Assemblymember Wallace Addresses Transportation Concerns in Cheektowaga

“I recently participated in a Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce roundtable discussion where I heard from numerous community leaders about the need for better public transportation, particularly for low-income and elderly residents. Last year, I successfully...

Assemblymember Wallace: Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal Step in the Right Direction

“Today, the governor delivered his proposal for the 2018-19 state budget to the New York State Legislature. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Assembly to bolster the proposed funding to public education, affirm the framework...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces New Committee Assignment

“As a newly appointed member of the Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, I’ll be on the front lines when it comes to protecting New Yorkers from unscrupulous business practices. Having a direct say in legislation that addresses...

Assemblymember Wallace Statement on Report Issued By the New York State Plastic Bag Task Force

“As the report notes, the US consumes over 100 billion single-use plastic bags every year, of which approximately half end up as litter. These bags are produced using fossil fuels, contribute to significant litter in our landfills and waterways,...

Assemblymember Wallace to Co-Sponsor Consumer Protection Seminar with the Office of the New York State Attorney General

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Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) will be hosting a free consumer protection seminar to inform neighbors about common fraud tactics and steps that can be taken to protect your personal and financial independence. The event will be co-hosted...