Press Releases

Maher: Steve Nicoli Memorial Highway Bill Passes Both Senate and Assembly

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) announced that legislation establishing the Steve Nicoli Memorial Highway passed in both the Senate and the Assembly. Steve Nicoli lived a life of public service and dedication to his community and country. As an Army...

Maher Calls for Action to Combat Fentanyl Crisis and Dangerous Synthetic Drugs in New York

In response to the ongoing opioid crisis and the tragedy of Paige Gibbons, a 19-year-old college freshman from New York who died of a fentanyl overdose after taking just one pill, Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) urges his colleagues to take action...

Maher Urges Public Health Amendment Be Passed in The Final Hours of Session

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) proudly signed on to proposed bill (A.6032) aiming to amend the Public Health Law regarding the establishment, incorporation, or increase of the capacity of for-profit hospices in New York. Working with nonprofit...

Maher’s Push to Reverse Cuts to Addiction Services in FY 2025 Budget Successful

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) and members of the New York State Legislature celebrated a bipartisan victory in successfully opposing the administration’s decision to cut addiction services in the fiscal year 2025 budget. According to the Centers...

Assemblyman Maher and Supervisor Carnes Host ‘Finding Hope’ Roundtable Discussion on the Overdose Crisis in New York

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Assemblyman Brian Maher and Town of Crawford Supervisor Charles E. Carnes held a “Finding Hope” roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 9 in Pine Bush on the overdose crisis facing communities throughout the Hudson Valley and the state. They were joined...

Maher Left Disappointed After Reflecting on New York State Budget

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“Our 2024-25 New York state Budget was delayed by several weeks once again. While every budget has good and bad components, this budget is one I could not support. I was happy to see some items my team and I advocated for make it into the budget, including:...

Maher Addresses New York’s Current Tax Climate

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) participated in a press conference today, National Tax Day, alongside members of the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences. They emphasized the significance of this day in New York State. Additionally, it was highlighted...

Maher Supports Colleagues to Shut Down All Illegal Smoke Shops

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) joined colleagues from across the aisle today calling for the inclusion of the SMOKEOUT Act (A8428) in the 2024-2025 Enacted Budget, which would immediately close all 36,000 illegal smoke shops plaguing New York state....

Maher Joins Bipartisan Effort to Combat The Black Market of Cannabis Sales Within Our Communities

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) joined colleagues across the aisle and advocates from New York’s Cannabis Industry in support of a proposal A9520, which would revoke licenses to sell cigarettes, tobacco products, alcohol and lottery tickets for...

Maher Introduces Valley Central’s Wrestling Champion in Albany

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) introduced Luke Satriano, who is a back-to-back New York state wrestling champion. He is currently an honor roll student at Valley Central High School where he simultaneously reigns as an undefeated three-time Section...

Maher: Assembly One-House Budget doesn’t Fulfill New Yorkers’ Wish List

“New Yorkers have been very vocal from the start about what they need from our lawmakers and what has been presented in the Assembly One-House Budget proposal misses the mark. Affordability and public safety have been at the forefront of every New Yorker's...

Maher Stands with Colleagues in Improving New York’s Child Care System

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As a member of the Children and Families Committee, Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) joined his colleagues today to address the shortcomings of New York’s child care system. Emphasizing the need for affordability and accessibility, Maher collaborated...

Maher Joins Hudson Valley Representatives Pushing for Further Highway Infrastructure Funding

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) joined his colleagues as well as dozens of local highway superintendents and town officials from throughout the Hudson Valley at a press conference on Friday, Feb. 16, as they advocated for additional highway infrastructure...

Maher Eager to Make Budget More Realistic for New Yorkers

“After seeing Gov. Hochul’s budget presentation today, I am eager to get back to work with my colleagues to make this budget more realistic for the people of New York. Specifically, investments in infrastructure for municipalities to address our housing...

Maher Hopes to Collaborate on Key Issues

“During today’s State of the State address, the governor spoke about major investments and policy changes related to housing, crime, mental health and early childhood education. While I have not yet seen the results New Yorkers are looking for on...

Maher Signs onto Bipartisan Legislation Tackling the Fentanyl and Opioid Epidemic

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Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) today joined his colleagues to support the newest wave of bipartisan legislation attacking the fentanyl and opioid crisis. The package of bills aims to curb the rising number of overdose deaths in New York. “The...

Assemblyman Brian Maher Announces $75,000 Grant to Benefit Walden VFW Post

Assemblyman Brian Maher (R, C-Walden) announced today, in the heart of the holiday season, that his office has secured a $75,000 grant that will benefit Walden VFW Post 2946 for the purpose of addressing significant infrastructure needs that have threatened...

Maher Urges Hochul To Sign Biomarker Legislation

Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) is urging Gov. Hochul to sign a bill that would require state-regulated health insurance plans, including Medicaid, to cover biomarker testing when supported by medical and scientific evidence. Biomarker testing has...

Maher, Minority Colleagues Calling Attention to Childcare Deserts

Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden), Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C-Black River) and other Minority colleagues signed on to a letter to Suzanne Miles-Gustave, acting commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services to raise their concerns...

Assemblyman Brian Maher Announces: Continued Justice for Danny Meyer as Child Murder Is Denied Parole By Nys Parole Board

Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) is relieved that justice for Danny Meyer and his family was upheld by the New York State Parole Board. Juan Peinado, the killer of 12-year-old Danny Meyer in 1996, was denied parole by the board. “I commend the parole...