Press Releases

Norris & Morinello on Why Infrastructure Must Be a Top Priority in This Budget

Having safe roads, bridges, sewers and culverts is essential to public safety and to our economy. Not only does having our infrastructure well maintained ensure people can get to work and their appointments safely and on time, run their errands and deliver...

Norris Launches Petition for Library Funding

As it is budget season at our state Capitol and in recognition of February being National Library Lover’s Month, a dedication honoring the people who love these institutions devoted to reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and...

Norris Sponsoring Community Blood Drive & Lifesaving Hands-Only CPR Classes

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is sponsoring another round of lifesaving hands-only CPR classes at the upcoming community blood drive he is holding with the South Lockport Fire Company and Lockport Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the...

Norris Calls for Rollback on EV School Bus Mandate

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined his colleagues today to call for a rollback of the state’s mandate that school districts convert school bus fleets to zero-emission buses in July 1, 2027 until July 1, 2045. At $300,000 to $400,000 per electric...

Norris & Students Work Together on Valentine’s Card Project for WNY Seniors

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) was joined by 12 schools in the 144th Assembly District this year for his annual Valentines for Seniors Program. The program aims to bridge connections between young people and seniors and offset feelings of loneliness...

Norris on the 2024 Executive Budget Proposal

“With a projected $4.3 billion budget deficit and future deficits on the horizon, it is fiscally irresponsible for the governor to be proposing any increase in spending, especially doubling the $1 billion spent last year on the illegal alien crisis to...

Norris on 2024 State of The State

“New York needs to get back to the basics. New York leads the nation in population loss, is facing a $4.3 billion deficit and continues to have significant costs due to the influx of illegal aliens. Unfortunately, I heard very little from the governor...

Norris Sponsoring Community Blood Drive

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is sponsoring a community blood drive with ConnectLife on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union located at 6485 South Transit Road in Lockport. The blood...

Norris Delivers on Bi-Partisan Legislation

The holidays are a time for us to come together and celebrate what unites us. Especially this year, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in Western New York with such warm, welcoming neighbors and strong, supportive communities. In that spirit,...

Norris Invites All to Donate Winter Clothing Items, Help Keep Neighbors in Need Warmer This Winter

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is hosting the 144th Assembly District’s annual Winter Clothing Drive, helping to keep members of the community warmer this winter with all donations staying within Western New York. All types of new or gently...

Norris Delivering for Veterans & Their Families

This year, as I was participating in Veterans Day ceremonies, I was reminded how special it is to live in the greatest country in the world having the freedom to move about, express our thoughts and participate in democracy without fear or intimidation....

Norris: Albany Majorities’ Bill Will Shift Local Elections

As we approach this year’s local election season, voters should savor the opportunity to vote for town and county legislative races in the odd year of an election year cycle as the downstate-driven Majorities at our state Capitol want to shift them...

Norris Invites All Seniors to Lifesaving Overmedication Prevention Program

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is working with the University of Buffalo’s Center for Successful Aging’s Team Alice to host a lifesaving educational program for seniors on the dangers of overmedication on September 7 at The Dale Association....

Norris & Santa Deliver Joy, and Hundreds of Toys to Children at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Through Christmas in July Toy Drive

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) was joined by Santa Claus to deliver hundreds of toys collected from the 144th Assembly District’s Christmas in July Toy Drive to children at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) in Buffalo. The goal...

Norris Working to Raise Awareness of Hidden Fentanyl Deadly Dangers

Although it may not come as a surprise to readers that fentanyl is a deadly drug, people may be surprised to learn that fentanyl is increasingly “cut” into other drugs—including marijuana. It only takes a very small amount of fentanyl to kill you,...

Norris Invites All to Join ‘Christmas in July’ Toy Drive to Benefit Children at John Oishei Children’s Hospital

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is inviting the community to join him in bringing joy to the children at the John Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo through his “Christmas in July” Toy Drive. The drive is going on now through Thursday,...

Norris Works to Save our Small Cities

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) has been working on new housing legislation to revitalize small cities across New York state (A.6283). Called the Save Our Small Cities Plan, Norris’ proposal would enhance community renewal funding throughout...

Norris Announces Annual Boater Safety Course

As part of National Safe Boating Week, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) announced his annual two-part Boater Safety Course will be held Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 15 at the Olcott Fire Hall. Advanced registration is required for this course...

Norris Announces Annual Boater Safety Course

As part of National Safe Boating Week, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) announced his annual two-part Boater Safety Course will be held Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 15 at the Olcott Fire Hall. Advanced registration is required for this course...

Norris Says “No” to State Budget for Fifth Year in A Row

“State spending has increased $64 billion in just five years under one-party rule. This increase is more than 35 state budgets in our union. For the fifth year in a row, I voted against the entire state budget as New Yorkers cannot sustain this out-of-control...