News from our representatives

Editor’s note: Items are published in the order received.

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris issues statement before State of the Union

For the past two years under this Administration, the people in power have tried to convince us that the villain in the American story is each other.

That is not our story. That is […]

News from our representatives

Editor’s note: The following are arranged in the order received.

Gillibrand invites decorated transgender Navy lieutenant commander to State of the Union Address

Lieutenant Commander Blake Dremann has been deployed 11 times and won the Navy’s highest logistics award

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that […]

Salka to host District Office open house Feb. 7, 2019

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) will host an open house at his District Office, 214 Farrier Ave., Oneida, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Light refreshments will be served, and an open discussion of the needs of the district will follow.

All are encouraged to attend and give their […]

Miller calls for state investment to improve upstate infrastructure

Plan would add $500 million to CHIPS & create transportation capital plan

Assemblyman Brian Miller discusses the task force’s recommendations with his colleague Assemblyman Mike Norris following a press conference Jan. 28, 2019, in Albany.

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) joined colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference’s Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation […]

Government officials issue statements on DREAM Act

Assemblyman John SalkaAttorney General Letitia JamesAssemblyman Brian Miller

Salka: Our taxes, their free college

A statement by Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) on the passage of the DREAM Act:

“This is the focus the Assembly Democrats have in the capitol, free college for illegal aliens. Opening up the taxpayer wallet to pay for illegal aliens to go […]

Miller rallies for tipped wage credit

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) joined restaurant workers at a rally today in the state Capitol to protect the state’s tipped wage credit. The governor proposed eliminating the credit to mandate a higher hourly wage for workers, which is widely opposed by restaurants and many wait staff employees, as well.

“There is no question […]

Miller: Governor’s budget simply “manages the decline”

Assemblyman Brian Miller

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget address:

“If you live in New York City, the governor’s budget address was probably more exciting, though many of the promises he made today he has made many times before. In terms of his attention to […]

Salka: Tax cap and upstate infrastructure

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C.Ref-Brookfield) issued the following statement in response to the 2019 State of the State Address:

“It was a welcome surprise to see Gov. Cuomo take time out of his downstate agenda to address making the property tax cap permanent. Our hard-working families have been overburdened and ignored for far too long and […]

Salka: Worrying start to session

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C.Ref-Brookfield) issued the following statement regarding the start of the 2019 Legislative session

“While I am very optimistic to hit the ground running this session, talk in the chamber has me concerned. I had hoped to hear the start of locking the property tax cap or a stand to real ethics […]

Stirpe appointed chair of Small Business Committee

Al Stirpe

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he has been named chair of the Assembly Small Business Committee by Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie.

“As a former small-business owner and someone who grew up working in a family restaurant, I know the blood, sweat and tears that go into these ventures,” said Stirpe. […]

Celebrate the New Year Outdoors

Celebrate the New Year Outdoors with First Day Hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and public lands on New Year’s Day

Eighth annual event encourages families and friends to spend Jan. 1 holiday enjoying nature

The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation invite New […]

Brindisi joins 100-plus candidates calling for sweeping government, election reform

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi joins more than 100 candidates calling for sweeping government and election reform in next Congress

Anthony Brindisi joined more than 100 House challengers in calling on the House of Representatives to make a government and election reform bill the first item on the agenda for the next Congress in 2019.