Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for Lancaster Police Department Vehicle Speed Trailer, Other Equipment

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured two grants totaling $55,000 to purchase vital equipment for the Lancaster Police Department, including $15,000 for the department to purchase ballistic helmets for its emergency...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for Lancaster Police Department Vehicle Speed Trailer, Other Equipment

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured two grants totaling $55,000 to purchase vital equipment for the Lancaster Police Department, including $15,000 for the department to purchase ballistic helmets for its emergency...

Assemblymember Wallace Joins State, Local Officials to Call on New York to Fully Fund ‘True Cost of Child Care’ in Erie County

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) joined with Assemblymembers Karen M. McMahon (D-Amherst) and Bill Conrad (D-Tonawanda), Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte, the Buffalo Co-Lab of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor...

Assemblymember Wallace: DOH Needs Plan to Return Masking Discretion to Schools

“For nearly two years, school administrators, faculty, and students have adhered to strict public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, most notably the universal masking order for indoor school facilities. That order is currently scheduled...

Assemblymember Wallace Honors IUPAT Volunteers for Work on Naval & Military Park

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Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) on Friday honored members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4 (IUPAT) for volunteering tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of labor to maintain the USS The Sullivans...

Assemblymember Wallace Honors IUPAT for Volunteering Labor to Maintain the USS Sullivans, Naval Park Buildings

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Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) on Friday honored members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4 for volunteering tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of labor to help maintain the USS The Sullivans...

Assemblymember Wallace: Proposed Investments in Healthcare Must be a Funding Priority

“I applaud Governor Hochul’s proposal to invest in and grow our state’s healthcare workforce. Hospitals and nursing homes have long been understaffed – an issue that was only made worse by COVID. Last year, I helped pass legislation to require...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures Funding for Buffalo Peacemakers

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding to support Buffalo Peacemakers Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Program. Buffalo Peacemakers is comprised of four community groups – Back...

Assemblymember Wallace: SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Must Resign or Be Removed

“SUNY Chancellor James Malatras must resign.His knowledge of and involvement in the misconduct that occurred in the Cuomo Administration renders him unqualified to lead our state’s university system.He had the opportunity to be a profile in courage...

Assemblymember Wallace: Jurors Deliver Justice for Family of Ahmaud Arbery

“I commend the jurors for returning the right verdict and delivering justice to the family of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man who was senselessly murdered simply for going for a jog. This killing was a disturbing reminder of a dark chapter in our history...

Assemblymember Wallace on Assembly Judiciary Committee Investigation Report

“As detailed in the report of the Assembly Judiciary committee, our committee has concluded that former Governor Cuomo engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct and that he also likely violated the public officer’s law by enlisting...

Assemblymember Wallace: Christopher Belter Receiving Probation for Multiple Sexual Assaults is a Miscarriage of Justice

"Coming forward with allegations of sexual assault takes incredible courage, and anyone who does so deserves justice. Sadly, the four brave young women who came forward with sexual abuse allegations against Christopher Belter were denied the justice that...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures Funding for Buffalo Peacemakers

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding to support Buffalo Peacemakers Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Program. Buffalo Peacemakers is comprised of four community groups – Back...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $25,000 for Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation Sports Programs

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $25,000 in state funding for the Town of Cheektowaga’s Youth & Recreation Services to provide affordable, intramural sports programs for area youth. Beginning in spring...

Assemblymember Wallace: New Laws Increase Transparency for Nursing Home Residents

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that a law (A5848) she sponsored to improve transparency in residential care facilities recently took effect. The legislation requires long-term care facilities to provide residents and their...

Assemblymember Wallace on Announced Reopening of Canadian Border

“The planned reopening of our northern border in the coming weeks is fantastic news and long overdue. As an elected official who represents many businesses that rely on Canadian visitors, including the Walden Galleria, I recognize how critical Canadian...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $10,000 for Hands-on Youth Waterway Education Program

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding for Friends of Reinstein Woods to support programming to teach students about the health and importance of local waterways. Every October, the...

Assemblymember Wallace: Congratulations to Trini Ross on Her Historic Confirmation as U.S. Attorney for Western District of New York

“I congratulate Trini Ross on her confirmation as the next United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Having known Ms. Ross professionally and personally for almost 20 years, I can attest that she has the experience, character, and...

Assemblymember Wallace, Cheektowaga Police Department Announce Initiatives to Combat Substance Abuse

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Cheektowaga Police Chief Brian Gould announced $17,500 in funding for a substance abuse screening program used by the Cheektowaga Police Department to screen individuals for substance addiction...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $120,000 for Depew Police Department to Purchase Body Cameras

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that the Depew Police Department recently purchased 25 body cameras thanks to $120,000 in funding that she secured in the 2021-22 state budget. The cameras use cloud-based storage and are...