Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace: Governor Hochul Shattered Barriers, Made History Today

“Kathy Hochul shattered barriers and made history today as the first woman to serve as Governor of New York State. It is truly an exciting day.  “I am confident that Governor Hochul has the experience and skills necessary to lead us out of this...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $25,000 for WNY Heroes, Inc. Operation B.O.O.T.S. Peer-to-Peer Program

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $25,000 in state funding for WNY Heroes, Inc. Operation B.O.O.T.S. peer-to-peer program. WNY Heroes, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $20,000 to Replace Aging Elevator at Lancaster Public Library

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $20,000 in state funding to help the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, maintain its aging, 46-year-old elevator by replacing the control panel. Patrons with limited...

Assemblymember Wallace, Miss New York Discusses Vision for Using Youth Sports to Benefit Disadvantaged Youth

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Sydney Park, who was crowned 2021 Miss New York, recently met with youth sports advocates to discuss their efforts to benefit underprivileged children and teens through new investments in youth sports...

Assemblymember Wallace: Governor’s Resignation is Good for New York State

“I appreciate the Governor’s decision to put the good of the State of New York ahead of his own personal interests and resign. When these allegations first emerged, I called on the Governor to step aside for the good of the state and to allow the...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Statement on Attorney General’s Report

“The Attorney General’s report paints a deeply disturbing picture of toxic and illegal behavior by the Governor.Given the gravity of the allegations, I reiterate my call for the Governor to immediately step down.Our state constitution allows the lieutenant...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $15,000 for Hull house Foundation to Build New Barn

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $15,000 in state funding for the Hull House Foundation, which is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the memory of one of Western New York’s oldest homes, located...

Study Confirms Need to Limit Cut Through Traffic on Stutzman Road

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace, Town of Lancaster Supervisor Ronald Ruffino and Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro announced the results of a traffic study in the area of Pleasant View Drive in Lancaster. The three officials agreed with the...

Assemblymember Wallace Calls on Governor Cuomo to Sign Opioid Lockbox Bill

“As an elected official, as a mother, and as the aunt of a nephew who died at 23 years young from an opioid addiction, I’m calling on Governor Cuomo to sign the opioid lockbox legislation (A6395). This legislation, which passed unanimously in both...

Assemblymember Wallace Launches Summer Reading Challenge to Keep Youth Engaged Over Break

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she is sponsoring the New York State Assembly’s 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Children and youth who demonstrate that they read for 15 minutes for 40 or more days during the months...

Assemblymember Wallace: Abuse of Condo Tax Loophole Increases Taxes for Erie County Residents

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced the introduction of legislation (A7608) to combat the abuse of a condominium tax loophole, which has allowed free-standing, single-family homes to receive property and school tax breaks of...

Assemblymember Wallace Visits Newly Renovated Lancaster Historical Society

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced the completion of renovations to repaint and restore the main portico and front porch of the Lancaster Historical Society Museum, located at 40 Clark St. In 2019, Assemblymember Wallace secured...

Assemblymember Wallace Honors Lancaster Resident for Donating Blood Over 300 Times

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) presented a citation to honor and commend Gene Baran, of Lancaster, for consistently donating blood every four weeks for over 50 years. As a result, Baran has donated blood over 300 times and given...

Assemblymember Wallace: Reserve Memorial Day for Fallen Service-Members, Set Another Date to Remember Essential Workers who Died from COVID-19

“While I appreciate the Governor’s desire to pay tribute to the essential workers who died of COVID-19 this weekend, we must not forget why we observe Memorial Day - to honor the fallen members of our armed forces. These brave service-members answered...

Assemblymember Wallace: Lee Enterprises’ Proposed Cuts at Buffalo News Would Outsource Good Jobs, Weaken Quality of Local News

“Robust, independent, and local journalism is absolutely vital to our society. Journalists hold people in power to account, act as public watchdogs against bad actors in positions of power and keep the public informed of the issues that matter in our...

Assemblymember Wallace: NYS Must Revise Guidance for Day Care Programs, Summer Camps with Input from Providers

“Yesterday, New York State released updated guidance on safety protocols for childcare programs and summer camps that blindsided many providers and parents. Under the new regulations, children as young as 2 are required to wear masks in most indoor...

Assemblymember Wallace: Law Permitting ‘Compassionate Care’ Visits to Nursing Home Residents Takes Effect

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to provide for compassionate care visitations at nursing homes during public health emergencies has taken effect today. The new law (A1052B) would ensure that...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $25,000 in Funding for Lt. Col. Matt L. Urban VFW Post 7275

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $25,000 in the fiscal year 2021-22 budget in order to fund badly needed repairs to the parking lot of the Lt. Col. Matt L. Urban VFW Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster....

Assemblymember Wallace Sponsors, Passes Resolution Repealing Unnecessary ‘Food-With-Drinks’ Executive Order

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced the passage of a resolution she sponsored to repeal Executive Order 202.52, which had required patrons to purchase a food item with alcohol beverages served on premises. “While the governor...

Assemblymember Wallace Helps Pass Legislation to Establish Minimum Safe Staffing Levels for Nursing Homes, Healthcare Facilities

“For years, I have advocated for and sponsored legislation to establish safe minimum staffing levels for nursing homes and healthcare facilities. As many healthcare workers and patient advocates have warned us, understaffing is far too common in our...