Press Releases

Gallahan Rejects Unsustainable Assembly Budget

“This budget is incredibly irresponsible and will adjust the people and government of our state to spending levels we will be unable to sustain in the years to come. Worse yet, even with the budget being as large as it is, it still fails to prioritize...

Gallahan Concerned as Recreational-Use Marijuana Becomes Law

“In legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, we have opened the door for a myriad of unforeseen consequences to ravage our communities in ways we will pay for financially and in terms of our public health and safety. When looking at how legalization...

Gallahan and Assembly Minority Call for Expansion of Hunting Licensing and Use of Crossbows in Budget

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) and other members of the Assembly Minority Conference wrote a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins urging them to include measures in the final state budget...

Gallahan and Assembly Minority Call for Expansion of Hunting Licensing and Use of Crossbows in Budget - Letter

Gallahan Calls on Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to Postpone State Tax Deadline

Today, Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) is calling on the Commissioner of the State Department of Taxation and Finance, Michael Schmidt, to postpone the deadline to file personal state income taxes from April 15 to May 17.The IRS recently announced...

Gallahan Outlines Priorities for New York Amid Budget Negotiations

“As we head into the final weeks of the budget negotiation process, my focus is on protecting local taxpayers, getting kids back to school and getting our economy restarted. New York is getting billions in federal funding and we must remain laser focused...

Gallahan Urges Constituents to Take Legislative Survey to Share Opinions on Top Issues

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) has created a legislative survey that can be taken online, and which was also sent physically in the mail to many constituents. The survey seeks to solicit opinions from residents within the assemblyman’s district...

Statement from Assemblyman Gallahan Calling on Governor Cuomo to Resign

“Our state is facing incredible challenges we have never seen before. An ongoing global pandemic, vaccine distribution and a state budget that must be passed in less than a month. I commend the Attorney General, Letitia James, for her investigation...

Gallahan Slams ‘Emergency Powers Bill’ That Actually Further Empowers Governor

“After rejecting an amendment that would fully remove the governor’s emergency powers, what passed today in the Assembly did no such thing. It should have been called a contract extension, because what this bill actually does is remove the April 30,...

Gallahan Rails Against Rejection of Amendment to End Gov. Cuomo’s Emergency Powers

“Today’s failure by Assembly Majority to rescind the governor’s emergency powers is extremely disheartening, to say the least. After lying to families and lawmakers throughout the state about nursing home fatalities and then working to cover it...

Gallahan Disappointed with Cancellation of Session

“Our state is in a crisis, and today the Speaker has shown he is more concerned with protecting the Governor from the consequences of his coverup of nursing home deaths and allegations of sexual harassment than helping New Yorkers make it through this...

Gallahan Urges Governor and Health Commissioner to Release Guidance to Have Students in Classrooms Five Days a Week

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) is calling on Gov. Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to release plans for getting children back in schools five days a week following comments during a budget hearing made by Zucker in which he...

Gallahan Calls on Cuomo to Allow Interscholastic Sports to Resume in New York State

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) has written a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling on him to allow interscholastic sports to resume after speaking with athletic directors within his district about their plans to keep student athletes safe. ...

Gallahan Calls on Cuomo to Allow Interscholastic Sports to Resume in New York State - Letter

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan Responds to State Attorney General’s Nursing Home Report

“I want to thank State Attorney General Letitia James for her hard work bringing these shocking revelations to light in her report released today regarding the Department of Health’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes. The findings...

Gallahan Urges Colleagues to ‘Sign and Subpoena’ Health Commissioner Zucker - Letter

Gallahan Urges Colleagues to ‘Sign and Subpoena’ Health Commissioner Zucker

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester), following a press conference with his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference, is calling on members of the Assembly Oversight, Health and Aging committees to sign a petition that would trigger the delivery...

Gallahan Responds to First Day Of Gov. Cuomo’s 2021 State Of The State Address

Today the governor laid out his vision for our state in this new year, and while I believe many of the programs he outlined have great potential to improve our public health, the governor offered no details on how we will pay for them. Our state is facing...

Gallahan Appointed Ranking Minority Member of Assembly Committee on Racing and Wagering

Assemblyman-elect Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) has been appointed to several committees within the NYS Assembly Minority Conference, including Aging; Children and Families; Local Governments; and Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development. Additionally,...