Press Releases

Assemblyman Hawley Meets with Local Highway Superintendents

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently met with highway superintendents and employees from Genesee, Monroe, Niagara and Orleans counties. The group gathered in Assemblyman Hawley’s Albany office to discuss ways in which state government can...

Hawley Proposes Residency Statute for Social Services

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is sponsoring legislation that seeks to limit public assistance benefits to true New York residents. The bill seeks to implement a 90-day residency requirement for such applicants. “One of Albany’s worst-kept...

Hawley Calls On Gov to Give Western New York Students Their Fair Share

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to rescind inequitable cuts to education funding that unfairly burden Western New York’s children. In a letter to the governor, Assemblyman Hawley detailed the ways that...

Legislation To Charge For Bicycle License Plates Absurd

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today called attention to a pair of bills that would force bicycle riders to pay for license plates and corresponding registration fees. The legislation would impose a $25 fee on plates for personal riders, with...

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 coming Wednesday. “The meeting will provide the people of Western New York with an...

State Budget Proposal Slashes Batavia Downs, Spares Downstate From Major Cuts

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today called attention to proposed cuts in the executive budget that unfairly targets Western New York while sparing downstate regions from economic hardship. Under the governor’s proposal, state funding for...

Hawley Replies To Gov’s Budget

Governor Cuomo has repeatedly warned that this year’s budget would be painful, and today’s presentation confirmed exactly that. Spending cuts are desperately needed to right New York’s fiscal course, but these cuts must be made with caution and...

Assemblyman Hawley, Senator Maziarz Request Expedited Hearing on Verizon

New York State Senator George D. Maziarz (R, C – Newfane) and Assemblyman Stephen Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) have asked the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Rochester to expedite a ruling on the recently appealed case involving Verizon Communication...

Hawley Participates In Sportsmen’s Day In Albany

Hawley Sponsors Bill to Fight Mandates, Restrictions on Rural Communities

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) recently announced that he will become the prime sponsor of pending legislation preventing the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) from increasing restrictions on landowners that burn refuse on...

Hawley Responds To Gov’s State Of State Address

In today’s State of the State Address the governor acknowledged the dark times ahead, but looked to a brighter future on the horizon. Many of his cornerstone proposals, from a property tax cap to an independent redistricting commission, have been advanced...

Hawley Announces Committee Membership for 2011 Legislative Session

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) recently announced the committees he will sit on during the 2011 Legislative Session. Hawley will join the pivotal Committee on Ways & Means and serve as chairman of the Assembly Minority Steering Committee....

Hawley Calls on DEC to Shed Light on Wood Burning Ban

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) has recently called on the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to heed the public’s call and reverse their decision to phase out the use of outdoor wood burning boilers. Plans to outlaw these...

Unshackle Upstate Credits Hawley with Perfect Score on 2009-10 Legislative Scorecard

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) was recently issued a perfect score on Unshackle Upstate’s 2009-10 legislative scorecards. Hawley received all 100 possible points based on his voting record on legislation impacting businesses in Upstate...

Hawley Tours Local Businesses

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) toured local businesses and met with local business leaders earlier this week to discuss ways to improve economic development in Western New York. During the 2010 Legislative Session, economic development...

National Federation of Independent Business Lists Hawley as Most Pro-Business Western New York Assembly Member

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) has been named by the National Federation of Independent Business New York Chapter as the most pro-business Western New York member of the state Assembly. According to the NFIB/New York, over the last 12...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip III

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, C, I – Batavia) would like to announce his third annual Patriot Trip for veterans to tour Washington, D.C. This special trip is scheduled for September 23 through 26, 2010. “The Patriot Trip is a very special and...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) will be hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents on Wednesday, August 18th at the Old Courthouse in Batavia. “This will be an excellent opportunity for Western New Yorkers...

Hawley to Host Town Hall Meetings

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) will be hosting three town hall meetings for Orleans County residents on Saturday, August 14th. “This will be an excellent opportunity for residents to express their concerns and ask questions about...

Letter to the Editor

For the last two years, I have written numerous letters and made several phone calls to the NYS Attorney General’s Office and personally met with a representative of the office concerning the drastic fluctuation in the price of gas from county to county....