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Fighting For Western NY! 2011 Session Highlights

Hawley To Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at the Old Courthouse in Batavia this upcoming Monday. Both State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and Congressman Christopher J....

Hawley: Deficit Deferral Not Deficit Reduction

After months of knowing that this year’s revenues would force budget cuts, and after weeks of returning to Albany with no agreement on the table, I was pleased that both houses were able to come together to agree on some of the necessary cuts. However,...

Assemblyman Steve Hawley Delivering the Changes Western New York Deserves

Hawley Announces Albion’s Main Street Bridge To Reopen As Single Lane

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is pleased to announce that a load rating analysis on the Main Street (Route 98) bridge in Albion has been completed and the bridge will be reopened as a single lane. “I would like to thank the...

Hawley Proposes New Solutions To Close Budget Deficit, Calls On Other Legislative Conferences To "Take Our Example And Run With It"

Hawley Encourages Seniors To Attend Memory Screening Scheduled In Batavia

In conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C- Batavia) would like to encourage all seniors in the City of Batavia and the surrounding region to attend the memory screening which AFA has scheduled...

Extraordinary Session Adds To Budget Deficit

Recently the federal government increased the “per diem” reimbursements for state lawmakers to travel to and from Albany. I already announced that I would not be accepting this increase. During these times, it is outrageous to add to taxpayers’...

Rescind DMV License Plate Requirements: State Must Rein In Spending, Cut Burden On Taxpayers

It is not enough for the Governor and legislative leaders to “rein in spending” by making last-minute budget cuts. They must cut the excessive burden they have placed on the backs of taxpayers as well, and a good place to start would be rescinding...

Hawley Reiterates Strong Opposition To New Burn Ban

This week, the State Department of Environmental Conservation enacted a series of new regulations regarding banning open fires and burning of waste. I have been, and continue to be, ardently opposed to these new and cumbersome regulations, especially...

Hawley Comments On Governor’s Proposed Mid-Year Budget Cuts

First and foremost, the Governor presented today yet another fiscally unsound, irresponsible and unjust proposal for his mid-year budget cuts. He has simply shifted the burden of the state’s addiction to spending onto the backs of our local governments...

Hawley Opposed To New Burn Ban Regulations

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) today discussed his ardent opposition to the state Department of Environmental Conversation’s (DEC) new statewide burn ban regulations while appearing on a series of radio interviews, including WHAM...

Hawley & Burling Announce Free Hunter Education & Safety Course

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) and Assemblyman Dan Burling (R, C, I – Warsaw) will be hosting a free Hunter Education and Safety Course, taught by Carl Hyde, Jr., beginning October 1, 2009 at the Batavia Rod and Gun Club. Space...

Hawley’s Bill To Repeal New Utility Tax Gains Steam In Albany

As the original author of legislation to repeal the new two percent tax on utilities, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is pleased to report that his legislation has now gained the support of over two dozen, bipartisan members of the State...

Hawley Dispels “State Takeover Of OTB” Rumors

A member of the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) would like to assure all residents that rumors currently circulating of a state takeover of Off Track Betting (OTB) operations are untrue. The Assemblyman...

Hawley’s 2009 Community Outreach Program For Monroe & Niagara Counties Continues In September

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is continuing his successful community outreach program through 2009 with four events in September in Monroe and Niagara counties at the following times and locations: In Monroe County: September...

Maziarz & Hawley Call To Fill Vacancies With Open Elections

State Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) called on the Governor to hold open elections when filling vacant high-level elected offices. With the Governor, one of the state’s two United States Senators, Comptroller...

Hawley Honors 25 Years Of Hamlin Lions & Their Volunteer Of The Year, Richard Duffy

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) recently joined with the Hamlin Lions Club to celebrate and honor their 25th anniversary, as well as to distinguish their Volunteer of the Year, Richard “Dick” Duffy. At the Hamlin Carnival,...

Hawley Works To Repeal New Utility Tax

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is drafting legislation that will repeal the two percent tax on utilities. The tax is estimated to cost average consumers between $40 and $200 annually and went into effect on July 1, 2009. “Residents...

Hawley, Lee Announce Patriot Trip II

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, C, I – Batavia) would like to announce his second annual Patriot Trip for veterans to tour Washington, D.C. This special trip is scheduled for September 24 through 27, 2009 and is being jointly hosted by Congressman...