Press Releases

Department of Labor Must Immediately Approve All Unemployment Claims That Have Been Pending for Over 30 Days

“New Yorkers have stepped up incredibly over the past eight weeks, saving countless lives and supporting frontline healthcare workers by obeying the most restrictive government orders issued during peacetime in over a century. Even more incredibly,...

Assemblymember Monica Wallace partners with Assemblymember Sean Ryan, the Communications Workers of America, and the University of Buffalo to ensure essential healthcare workers have access to safe housing.

New York State and Local Governments Need Federal Aid to Overcome Fiscal Challenges Created by COVID Crisis

“As New York State continues to grapple with the COVID public health crisis, we are increasingly faced with another crisis: the financial fallout of this unprecedented emergency. If not addressed head-on, this crisis will result in billions in funding...

Town of Lancaster Receives $228,750 in State Funding to Build New Animal Shelter, to be Combined with Prior State Grant of $10,000 for New Fence Around the Facility

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Town of Lancaster Supervisor Ronald Ruffino announced the award of a $228,750 state grant to the Town of Lancaster to improve the Town’s animal shelter. This new funding is in addition to...

Assemblymember Wallace Urges Plan to Offer Vacant Student Housing at UB as Safe Respite for COVID Heroes

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) on Thursday urged Governor Cuomo, SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson and University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi to offer vacant student housing at the University at Buffalo to the COVID healthcare...

Assemblymember Wallace: Budget Contains Provisions Requiring Disclosure of Ingredients in Vaping Products

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced Tuesday that the New York State budget contains provisions requiring disclosure of ingredients in vapor products as well as information about the potential health hazards of those ingredients. Wallace,...

Assemblymember Wallace: NYS Budget Restores Access to DMV Records for Trusted Traveler Applications

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that the NYS budget contains provisions to restore access to DMV records for Department of Homeland Security agents seeking to process trusted traveler applications. Earlier this year, the...

Assemblymembers Wallace and Ryan Announce DOT Approves Road Signs to Protect Children with Autism

Today, Assemblymembers Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo) announce that the New York State Department of Transportation has officially approved signage to alert motorists that a child with autism resides in areas of travel. Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Wallace Passes Bill Providing Sick Leave and Benefits for Those Directly Affected by Coronavirus

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she helped pass legislation that provides sick leave and other benefits to all New York employees who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation due to the 2019 novel...

Reuters – ‘Wild West’ – caution urged on facial recognition rollout in schools

WKBW - DOT approves road sign to protect children with autism proposed by Assemblymember Monica Wallace

Lancaster Bee Column—Assemblymember Monica Wallace: Addressing community needs is top priority in budget

Assemblymember Wallace Passes Emergency Funding to Combat Coronavirus

“Last night, I helped pass $40 million in emergency funding to deal with the emerging novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threat because it’s crucial that we invest in the necessary resources we need to combat this evolving, serious public health issue...

Wallace bill aims to stem boom in high-tech surveillance at K-12 schools

Assemblymember Wallace Passes Legislation Ensuring Young People Can Access Certified Gun Safety Instruction

“The 4-H Shooting Sports Program teaches young people how to use firearms safely and enjoy outdoor recreational activities,” said Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster). “To ensure New Yorkers can take advantage of this important...

Wallace calls for solution to voter registration concerns

Assemblymembers Jones and Wallace Introduce Legislation to Untie Federal Officers’ Hands to Keep Our Border Communities Safe

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) & Assemblywoman Monica Wallace (D-Cheektowaga) announced that they are introducing legislation to address some of the safety concerns that have arisen due to the passage of the “Green Light Bill.” (A.3675)...

NY Times – Facial recognition moves into a new front: schools

Kennedy & Wallace Announce $5 Million Grant for Cheektowaga Sewer Improvements, Allowing Town to Line 33 More Miles of Sewers

Kennedy & Wallace Announce $5 Million Grant for Cheektowaga Sewer Improvements, Allowing Town to Line 33 More Miles of Sewers
Cheektowaga, NY – Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) joined Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski and members of the Town Board to announce that New York State has awarded the Town of Cheektowaga $5...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures State Funding for Defibrillators in Lancaster Police Vehicles

Assemblymember Wallace Secures State Funding for Defibrillators in Lancaster Police Vehicles
Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Lancaster Police Department. The funding was used by the department to equip every patrol vehicle in the department with a state-of-the-art...