Press Releases

Hawley Reminds Western New York Residents of DEC Outdoor Wood Boiler Hearing

In light of DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis’ announcement earlier this week that new restrictions might be placed on outdoor wood boilers, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today reminded Western New York residents that they should take advantage...

Hawley Hosts Local Government Conference In Albany

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-I-C - Batavia) hosted his third Local Government Conference earlier this week in Albany for more than 70 local government officials and representatives from around the 139th Assembly District. The purpose of the 3-day conference...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) will be hosting an outreach meeting for Genesee County residents on Friday, May 21 at the Old Courthouse in Batavia. A representative for State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer also will be in attendance....

Hawley Votes Against Assembly Majority’s Anti-2nd Amendment Legislation

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) yesterday voted against legislation introduced by the Assembly Majority that aims to further impose on the 2nd Amendment Rights of lawful gun owners, and place costly mandates on firearm manufacturers....

Hawley To Host Local Government Conference In Albany

Continuing the tradition started by his father, former Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-I-C – Batavia) will again be hosting a Local Government Conference in Albany on Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18. The purpose...

Hawley: Despite Need to Address $9.2 Billion Budget Gap, Assembly Majority Instead Opts To Pass Seahorse Legislation

“With the state budget now five weeks late, and needing to address a $9.2 billion gap, one would think that the Legislature is working tirelessly to prevent the state from becoming insolvent. Sadly, this is not the case. Since April 1, four emergency...

Assemblyman Hawley Introduces Brigadier General William E. Rapp On West Point Day

On April 28, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) introduced Brigadier General William E. Rapp, Commandant of West Point, in the Assembly Chamber during the annual West Point Day. “As the ranking member on the New York State Assembly Veterans’...

Hawley: Construction Industry Cannot Afford Albany’s Inaction

With the state budget now a month late and no funding provisions set in place for needed infrastructure projects, it’s become all too clear that the governor and legislative majorities are willing to let construction businesses suffer. With contractors...

Assemblyman Steve Hawley Announces Annual Mother’s Day Mammography Campaign

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today announced that the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is conducting their annual Mother’s Day Mammography Campaign. The organization is reaching out to New York women and asking...

Hawley: Another Week Passes Without A State Budget, Assembly Majority Appears Unconcerned

After another week of inaction, and seven days past the due date, the 2010-2011 State Budget has not passed. Instead, the Majority continues to meet behind closed doors, which will likely lead to new taxes, increased government spending, and worst of...

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Hawley To Host Local Government Conference In Albany

Continuing the tradition started by his father, former Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-I-C – Batavia) again will be hosting a Local Government Conference in Albany on Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18. The purpose...

Hawley: New York State Cannot Afford Congressional Health Care Legislation

After nearly a year of horse trading and political backroom deals, Congress made a ‘historic step’ with the passage of their health care reform bill last night. Sadly, this ‘historic step’ was not one that will provide better quality...

Hawley: Debt Repayment Bill Will Only Increase Taxpayer Burden

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) today announced that he voted against Assembly Bill A.9702, which looks to increase debt services payments in the 2010-2011 State Budget, despite the state’s recent fiscal crisis, in order to maintain...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) on Friday will be hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at the Old Courthouse in Batavia. A representative for State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer also will be in attendance...

Hawley: Meeting With Governor Paterson Encouraging, But Promises Must Be Kept

Earlier tonight, Governor Paterson met with my colleagues and me in the Assembly Minority Conference to discuss the 2010-11 State Budget. I was encouraged that he was willing to bring rank-and-file legislators into the discussion normally reserved only...

Hawley: Governor’s Cuts to School Aid Disproportionately Hurt Upstate

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) today announced that he strongly opposes Governor Paterson’s proposed education cuts due to their inequitable nature, which will impact school districts in the Upstate region much harder than those...

Hawley: Closing State Parks Will Not Close the Budget Deficit

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C—Batavia) released the following statement today in response to the 2010-2011 Executive Budget proposal to close 57 State Parks and Historic Sites throughout the state, including the Oak Orchard State Marine Park. ...

Hawley: Withholding Tax Refunds from New Yorkers Is Unacceptable

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C—Batavia) released the following statement today in response to Governor Paterson’s proposal to temporarily withhold state tax refunds from New York State residents. “This week’s announcement by Governor...

Hawley: Transfer of $1 Million Away From Snowmobile Fund Is Unacceptable

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) today called on Governor David Paterson to remove a proposal from his 2010-2011 Executive Budget aimed at removing $1 million from the Snowmobile Trail Development and Maintenance Fund and transferring...