Press Releases

Hawley Joins Senate and Assembly Minorities In Calling For Passage Of Public Safety Measures

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​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined members of the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences, law enforcement and public safety advocates on Tuesday to call for the passing of anti-crime measures, following a rise in violence throughout...

Hawley Testifies During Virtual Farm Laborers Wage Board Hearing On Proposed Overtime Threshold Reduction

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) spoke Wednesday during the Farm Laborers Wage Board’s hearing on a proposed reduction of the farm laborer overtime threshold, speaking passionately against the proposed reduction. During his testimony, Hawley...

State of The State 2022: A Chance To Forge A New Path To Prosperity In New York

“In a time of crisis, as we face issues related to our economy, public health and public safety, we cannot keep rehashing the same tired ideas that have proven to be ineffective solutions to serious problems. While I appreciate the governor’s...

Year in Review: Learning From the Legislature’s Mistakes to Bring about a Brighter Day

Last year was certainly one for the books, though the reasons 2021 was so notable aren’t necessarily worth celebrating. Our governor resigned in disgrace, more of the businesses we love in our communities shuttered, taxes increased, prices increased...

Hawley Raises Concerns Following Decision by NY City Council to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote

“​The democratic process by which we elect our leaders is a core foundation of our republic, and the decision of the New York City Council to allow non-citizen illegal immigrants to vote undermines the integrity of our elections entirely....

Hawley Speaks Out Against Gov. Hochul’s Decision to Reimplement Statewide Mask Mandate

“Haphazardly implementing a statewide mask mandate in the middle of the holiday season, a period many businesses rely on to make ends meet for the year, is entirely unnecessary and will only handicap our small businesses during a make-or-break time...

Decreasing The Farm Laborer Threshold: A Threat to New York’s Farms and Families

As the former owner and operator of our family farm, I know firsthand that running a farm or an agribusiness is a uniquely challenging undertaking, and if we fail to recognize how these businesses operate in the real world, it will be the death knell...

Hawley Highlights Us Civil Air Patrol As Organization Approaches Its 80th Birthday

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is honoring the United States Civil Air Patrol (CAP) as the organization approaches its 80th anniversary this year on Dec. 1, highlighting the important role its members have played in preserving peace and safety...

Hawley Joins Sen. Rath to Unveil Sign Dedicating ‘Sp4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway’

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​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined Sen. Ed Rath and local officials today to unveil a sign designating the section of State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke, county...

Former Gov. Cuomo’s Actions Illegal, Unethical

“​The actions described in the Assembly Judiciary’s report are unbefitting of any elected official, let alone the governor of New York state,” said Hawley. “I am thankful appropriate law enforcement agencies have been forwarded...

Hawley Unveils Sign Dedicating ‘Sp4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway’

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) will be joined by Sen. Ed Rath (SD-61) and local officials in unveiling a sign designating the section of State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke...

Hawley Video Highlights Local Visits for National Women’s Small Business Month

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has released a video highlighting a series of visits he made to local small businesses to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month in October. He spent time visiting Roots Hair Salon and Milk & Honey Boutique...

Hawley Hails New Law Granting Free College Tuition to Members of Gold Star Families

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is celebrating a new law (A.7685) signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul today that will give free college tuition to members of gold star families.The signing came over two years after Hawley himself proposed a bill...

Hawley Condemns Prison Closures, Cheers End of Double-Bunking

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is expressing deep concern after yesterday’s sudden announcement six prisons throughout the state would be ordered to close.The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS)...

Hawley Announces Winner of His Halloween Pet Costume Contest

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has announced the winner of his Halloween Pet Costume Contest is Albion resident Kaitlin Zwifka, who posted her horses, named Harvey and Quinn, dressed as green and blue M&Ms on the Assemblyman’s Facebook...

Hawley Concludes Visit Series to Honor National Women’s Small Business Month at Roots Hair Salon and Milk and Honey Boutique in Albion

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) will be concluding his series of visits to local small businesses this Wednesday in Albion to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month. Assemblyman Hawley will visit Roots Hair Salon and Milk &...

Hawley Continues Visits in Honor of National Women’s Small Business Month at The Dog Wash in Brockport

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is continuing his series of visits to local small businesses to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month by visiting The Dog Wash "Do-It-Yourself" Bath House in Brockport this Wednesday. Having already...

Hawley Continues Series of Visits in Honor of National Women’s Small Business Month with Revival Beauty Parlor

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is continuing his series of visits to local small businesses to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month by visiting Revival Beauty Parlor in Medina. Having already visited Gilliana’s Diner in Batavia,...

Hawley Kicks Off Halloween Pet Costume Contest on His Facebook Page

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has announced that he will be holding a pet costume contest on his Facebook page in order to help his constituents get into the Halloween spirit. On the Facebook post linked here, the comment with a photo...

Hawley Kicks-Off National Women’s Small Business Month Series with Gilliana’s Diner Visit This Saturday

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is kicking off a series of visits to local small businesses to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month, starting with a visit to Gilliana's Diner in Batavia. In the weeks to come, Hawley will be visiting...