Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Passes Legislation Protecting Workers During Government Shutdown

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced she passed legislation to allow local governments to extend the property tax payment deadline for furloughed and unpaid federal workers as they await their paychecks during the government shutdown...

Assemblymember Wallace Passes Legislative Package to Ensure Fair Elections for Western New Yorkers

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she helped pass a legislative package to make New York’s restrictive voting process more accessible. The overhaul includes measures to make voting more convenient, modernize the voter...

Assemblymember Wallace Appointed to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has been appointed to the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee. Wallace, who has served the 143rd Assembly District since 2017, previously served as a confidential law clerk...

Kennedy & Wallace Join Cheektowaga & Sloan Leaders to Announce Two Grants Totaling $9.3 Million in State Funding for Sewer Improvements

Cheektowaga, NY – Senator Tim Kennedy, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowsi, and Sloan Mayor Thomas Ferrucci announced today that Cheektowaga has received another $5 million state grant through the Water Quality...

Assemblymember Wallace Requests State Hearings on Facebook and Other Tech Giants, Calls for Renewed Focus on 21st Century Consumer Protections

Wallace will be available for on-camera comments regarding her request on Friday, December 21st between 11:00am and 12:00pm. Please contact Patrick Kennedy at (716) 525-0788 or at kennedyp@nyassembly.gov to arrangeWallace’s letter to Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures Funding for New Lancaster Youth Bureau and Senior Center Van

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced $28,000 in state funding for the purchase of a van to be shared by the Lancaster Youth Bureau and the Lancaster Senior Center. The van will be used to accommodate the Youth Bureau’s educational...

Assemblymember Wallace Applauds Speaker Heastie’s Appointment of Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes as Majority Leader

“I applaud Speaker Heastie for his decision to appoint Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes as majority leader of the New York State Assembly. Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes has been a trailblazer her entire career in public service and will be a...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Improve Emergency Vehicle Repair Time Signed into Law

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she authored to protect investments made in emergency vehicles by municipalities and fire companies has been signed into law (Chapter 387 of 2018). This legislation (A.10424)...

Wallace, Kennedy Joined by Village of Sloan Officials to Announce Substantial State Funding for Aging Sewer Infrastructure Contributing to Scajaquada Creek Pollution

Cheektowaga, NY – Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) were joined by Village of Sloan Mayor Thomas Ferrucci Wednesday morning to announce over $1.5 million in state funding for the village, which will be...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces New Law to Financially Support Gold Star Parents

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that a bill she cosponsored to provide an annual increase in the rate of compensation for Gold Star Parents who have lost a child in the armed services during a time of war (A.2799-A) has been signed...

Assemblymember Wallace Attends Fire Safety Community Events

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) attended several events focused on fire safety, education, and firefighter recruitment that were hosted by local volunteer fire departments. Events were held this across WNY today to mark the conclusion...

Assemblymember Monica Wallace Announces $75,000 State Grant to Establish Lucy Calkin Writing Workshop within Cheektowaga-Sloan School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $75,000 in state funding for the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District for the implementation of a new writing workshop. During the 2017-2018 school year, the school district...

Assemblymember Wallace Hosts Sold Out Concert Honoring Area Veterans

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) hosted a concert Monday night at the Leonard Post VFW on Walden Avenue to honor area veterans and their families for their service and commitment to the United States. Over 300 veterans and family members attended...

Assemblymember Monica Wallace Announces $75,000 State Grant to Establish School Resource Officer Pilot Program in Depew School District

Depew, NY – Today, on the first day of classes for Depew School District students, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) was joined by Depew Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey, Depew Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz, Depew Chief of Police Stanley Carwile,...

Assemblymember Wallace, Speaker Heastie, Supervisor Benczkowski Announce Funding for New Emergency Traffic Signal Systems for South Line Fire Department

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace was joined by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to announce that she has secured $150,000 in state funding for emergency traffic signal systems at the Boxwood Lane and French Road locations of the South Line Volunteer...

Assemblymember Wallace Tours Tri-Community Food Pantry, Announces State Funding

Yesterday, while on a tour of the Tri-Community Food Pantry, Assemblymember Monica Wallace announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Tri-Community Food Pantry. The food pantry, located at 722 Terrace Boulevard in Depew, provides...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces State Funding for Restoration of Historic Hull House

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace announced that she has secured state funding to assist in the ongoing restoration project of the historic Hull House in Lancaster, New York. The $10,000 grant will be used to restore the homestead’s deteriorating...

Assemblymember Wallace, Senator Kennedy Announce Substantial State Funding for Julia Boyer Reinstein Library

Cheektowaga, NY – Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace and Senator Tim Kennedy announced $116,483 in state funding for capital improvements at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library. This funding will be used toward the replacement of a major portion of the...

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Assemblymember Wallace Announces State Funding for Maryvale School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured an additional $75,000 in state funding for Maryvale School District’s academic programs. “Few investments have a greater impact than ones made in public education,”...