Press Releases

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 the “Severance...

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 consumer...

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, and...

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...

Assemblymember Wallace: Ending Net Neutrality Hurts Western New York

“The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) unconscionable decision to revoke net neutrality regulations puts the profits of multibillion dollar companies over the will and the good of the American people. “Western New Yorkers and our local...

Assemblymember Wallace, Senator Kennedy Join Town of Cheektowaga to Announce Millions in State Funding for Aging Sewer Infrastructure Contributing to Scajaquada Creek Pollution

Cheektowaga, N.Y. – Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) joined Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski and leadership from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Thursday to announce $5 million in state funding...

Assemblymember Wallace to Sponsor Emergency Preparedness Training

This Saturday, December 9, 2017, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) will host a free American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Training at 10am at the Cheektowaga Senior Center (3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227). All are welcome to attend...

Western New York Leaders Encourage Community to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster), Assemblymember Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo), and local leaders are calling on Western New Yorkers to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs this Saturday, October 28, 2017 during National Prescription...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Additional Funding for Maryvale School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) was joined by Maryvale Superintendent Joseph D’Angelo to announce that she has secured an additional $250,000 in state funding for the Maryvale School District. “Few investments have a greater...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Additional Funding for Cheektowaga-Sloan School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured an additional $100,000 in state funding for the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District. “Investing in early childhood literacy sets students on a path of continued growth...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Additional Funding for Cheektowaga Central School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured an additional $50,000 in state funding for the Cheektowaga Central School District. “When students are engaged in the learning process, we see better academic outcomes,...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Additional Funding for Cleveland Hill School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured an additional $50,000 in state funding for the Cleveland Hill School District. “Few investments have a greater impact than ones made to public education,” said...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Help Protect Seniors Becomes Law

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she authored to help protect seniors with long-term managed care plans has been signed into law (Chapter 214 of 2017). “Getting the assistance you need for day-to-day life...

Assemblymembers Wallace and Ryan secure funding for Scajaquada Creek watershed

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo) announced that they secured $1 million in the 2017-18 state budget for infrastructure repairs and clean-up efforts to the Scajaquada Creek watershed. ...

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 has passed the Assembly (A.7570). “Service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Help Protect Seniors Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she authored to help protect seniors with long-term managed care plans has passed the Assembly (A.8105). “Many New Yorkers require assistance in daily living, unfortunately...

Assemblymember Wallace: Legislation to Eliminate LLC Loophole Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to close the limited liability company (LLC) loophole and increase transparency in New York elections has passed the Assembly (A.1926). “The LLC loophole allows...