Press Releases

Norris Protects Us By Protecting Our Firefighters

Our volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) not only risk their lives to protect our homes, property, and well-being, but they also sacrifice time with their own families and friends, forgo time that could be spent on hobbies or fixing...

Norris on 2022-23 State Budget

“New Yorkers had high hopes for this budget process as outlined by our new governor, Kathy Hochul. However, this process, just like so many others dominated by one-party rule, was crafted in secrecy with no transparency, opportunity for public input...

Norris’ Blood Drive Exceeds Expectations

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) would like to thank the community for coming out to support the recent blood drive he sponsored with the American Red Cross at the Lockport Family YMCA during this time of severe national blood shortage. The drive...

Norris Calls For $500 Million Veterans Investment

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference today to call on the state to increase its investment for veterans’ services by enacting their $500 million “Invest in Vets” platform.The...

Norris Renews Plan to Address State Gasoline Tax

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is co-sponsoring new legislation that will suspend the state’s tax on motor fuels. Norris has been a longtime supporter of alleviating the tax burden on essentials like gasoline with legislation like the Inflation...

Norris Rallies For Increase In Local Infrastructure Funding

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined lawmakers today to rally for an increase in state budgetary funds going to programs that support local infrastructure, including the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Program (CHIPS), Extreme Winter Recovery...

Norris Helps Read Across America

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined the national Read Across America movement today by reading Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham to Mrs. Dockery’s 1st grade class at the Roy B. Kelly Elementary School in Lockport....

Norris’ Workforce Development Task Force Shares Its Findings

After years of taking a hard look at workforce development in New York state and how that landscape has changed in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to share that the task force I convened on this topic has now put out its report. Our...

Norris Announces Workforce Development Task Force Findings

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) announced a comprehensive report from his Assembly Minority Task Force on Learning for Work, a multi-year, inclusive study that took a deep dive into workforce training in New York state.Norris was a major driver...

Norris Says Inflation Relief Act Should Be Part Of Budget

“There is so much more our state can be doing to help people deal with the rising cost of inflation, and that’s why I was proud to join Leader Barclay and my colleagues today to call for action on our Inflation Relief and Consumer Assistance...

Norris Calls For Full Repeal Of Bail Reform

“The fact is that since these so-called bail reforms were enacted by the downstate-driven majorities, crimes have significantly gone up all across our state. Many of these crimes are happening by repeat offenders who should have been held on bail...

Norris On 2022 State Of The State

“It was truly refreshing that a Western New Yorker addressed the Legislature as governor for the first time in over a century. I was pleased to see Gov. Hochul call for term limits for statewide elected officials and changes to the state ethics...

Norris Calls on Gov. to Sign Swimming Bill into Law

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) has written to Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraging her to sign bipartisan legislation (A.7734) into law. The bill would create a temporary commission to examine why childhood drownings are so prevalent in New York state,...

Norris: Some Bright Spots In A Tough Year

With the holidays in full swing and the year shortly coming to a close, I would like to share some good news with you from our state Capitol. Unfortunately, there has been so much negative news this year with scandals from the previous administration,...

Norris: Let’s Keep Up Efforts To Offset Proposed Farm Worker Overtime Expansion

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is encouraging members of the agriculture community to continue reaching out to the state’s Farm Labor Wage Board to persuade them against further reducing the overtime threshold for farm workers. Recently,...

Assemblyman Mike Norris’ Statement on Impeachment Report

The impeachment report speaks for itself and finds that the former Governor Andrew Cuomo betrayed the public’s trust. Based on substantial evidence, this investigation determined that the former Governor engaged in multiple instances of sexual harassment,...

Norris Works to Provide Consumer Assistance, While Also Encourages All to Shop Small

As news of shipping delays and goods shortages at major box stores spread across the nation, many Americans began holiday shopping early this year. Already shoppers are noticing higher prices on consumer goods, groceries and at the gas station, and they...

Norris Fights for Those Who Fought For Us, Legislation Will Help Veterans

I’ve often said that the greatest honor of my life is serving the men and women of the 144th Assembly District, but last year as I was attending the unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial in Clarence I was struck with an overwhelming sense of pride....

Norris Partners With State Police to Host Car Seat Safety Check for Families

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is partnering with the New York State Police Troop A to host a free Car Seat Safety Check event for the public on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Police Barracks in Lockport located at 6566...

Welcoming a New Chapter in NYS History

Our state begins a welcomed new chapter turning the page on a dark period in our history. It is special for us here in Western New York to see one of our own now become governor for the first time in over a century and to hold the distinction as our state’s...