Press Releases

Simpson Joins Stec and Members of NYSCOPBA at a Press Conference to Repeal Halt Act

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Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined Sen. Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury), colleagues from their Conferences, New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc. President Michael Powers and Northern Region Vice President John...

Simpson Introduces Bill Advocating for Rightful Gun Ownership in Adirondack Park

Since Gov. Hochul’s rushed, late night special session last week banning lawful concealed-carry permit holders from entering the Adirondack Park, confusion and contradictory interpretations have been expressed by residents and local State Legislators...

Simpson: Hochul’s Reign of Power Continues

Last week, Gov. Hochul called for a special session in Albany after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s concealed-carry gun law in favor of keeping the current gun laws. Hochul’s attempted gun legislation would require a specific...

Legislative Session Comes To End, Leaving Out Repeal On The HALT Act

Last week, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined Sen. Dan Stec, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, members of the Assembly and officials from the New York State Correction Officers Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) to announce legislation...

Simpson Joins Farmers and Colleagues to Advocate for Whole Milk Options Back in Schools

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Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his Minority colleagues in the Assembly and Senate to advocate for returning whole and 2% milk options back into New York state school cafeterias (A. 9990). The federal government restricted schools to offer...

Simpson Joins Colleagues and NYSCOPBA At ‘Repeal Halt’ Press Conference

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) was joined by Sen. Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury), Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, members of the Assembly and officials from the New York State Correction Officers Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) at a press...

Simpson Nominates Two Businesses to New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry

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Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) announced two local businesses from the 114th District have been added to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. Simpson successfully nominated The Queensbury Hotel and Telescope Casual Furniture,...

Simpson Supports ‘Everyone Can Play’ Bill

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences to advocate for handicap-accessible playgrounds within each state park under the “Everyone Can Play bill” (A.9923/S.8646). The legislators...

Tedisco & Simpson Announce New Bill For “I Love NY Parks Summer Discount”

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Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) today joined Sen. Jim Tedisco (R,C-Glenville) to announce new legislation they are sponsoring the “I Love NY Parks Summer Discount” bill (A.10030), to provide New Yorkers with a 50 percent discount...

Simpson Supports Tax Cuts In First Night Of Budget Votes

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) voted in the affirmative on the revenue bill as part of the 2022-23 State Budget on Thursday night. In total, the bill provides New Yorkers with a $4.6 billion tax cut. The state budget was due last Friday, April...

Simpson Joins Colleagues In Calling For Employment Inclusion For Those With Differing Abilities

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his colleagues Steve Stern and Jarrett Gandolfo and Down syndrome advocates John and Mark Cronin at a press conference highlighting the advocacy efforts of the Cronin’s for those with differing abilities....

Simpson: The Crime Crisis Is Real, Just Ask My Family

“On Sunday night, while working his job on Main St. in South Glens Falls, my nephew was the victim of an armed robbery. The robber flashed a small black handgun and demanded money from the register. This is now my second nephew to be victimized...

Simpson Supports $500 Million Investment In Our Veterans

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined Joseph Chenelly, AMVETS National Executive Director, Assemblyman Jake Ashby, Minority Ranker on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Assemblyman Ed Ra, Minority Ranker on the Ways and Means Committee and other...

Simpson Joins ‘Local Roads Are Essential’ Press Conference Advocating For More Funds Toward Critical Infrastructure

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his legislative colleagues, local elected officials, highway superintendents and industry leaders at a Tuesday morning press conference advocating for more funding in the governor’s budget toward roads,...

Gov. Hochul Finally Unmasks Our Kids

“Yesterday, Gov. Hochul announced the expiration of her already-legally questionable school mask mandate. Students are set to unmask this Wednesday, March 2. Families and students who wish to continue masking up will be perfectly free to do so....

Simpson: DOH Drops Health Care Worker Booster Requirement, Now Drop All Unconstitutional Mandates

“This afternoon we heard welcome news that the vaccine booster requirement for health care workers set to go into effect Feb. 21 will be dropped. Department of Health officials seemingly caught on to our frequent warnings of staffing issues that...

Simpson Joins Farmers In Albany To Continue Advocacy Against Lowering Of Overtime Threshold

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon) joined his Minority colleagues on Tuesday to once again call on Gov. Hochul and Labor Commissioner Reardon to not adhere to the Wage Board’s recommendation of lowering the overtime threshold from 60 to 40...

Simpson Joins Opposition to Gov. Hochul’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Plan

“Gov. Hochul has tucked into her executive budget proposal a new mandate that establishes a statewide zoning plan allowing accessory dwelling units on single-family zoning lots. This mandate is short sighted and yet another example of government...

Simpson: Lowering OT Threshold Will Decimate The Family Farm

“As a new week in Albany begins, it is important we bring attention to the out-of-touch recommendation handed down by the Farm Laborer Wage Board late Friday afternoon. In an attempt to bury the story into the weekend, the Wage Board decided by...

Simpson: Legislature Must Act On Inflation

“I was proud to join my Assembly Minority colleagues in the Capitol today to continue advocating for passage of A.8481. The ‘Inflation Relief and Consumer Assistance Plan’ would provide immediate relief to New Yorkers by slashing sales...