Press Releases

Norris’ Bill Package Encourages Volunteer Firefighting Recruitment

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/3moeyf51OBo Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) and others at a press conference today in Albany...

Norris: Assembly Needs To Consider Facts On Farms

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) this week joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and members of their conference to call on the Assembly Majority to hold public hearings regarding legislation that would allow farm...

Norris Takes A Stand Against Domestic Violence

An advocate against crimes committed against women and children, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) this week helped pass a legislative package to prevent and protect against domestic violence in New York State. The assemblyman has long championed...

Norris: Albany Has Obligation to Agriculture

Last month, the United States Census report showed that an additional 50,000 New Yorkers have moved out of state. This number is on top of the over one million who have fled to other states in the past decade. As our state’s population continues...

Norris Statement On Cuomo’s Visit To Olcott

WATCH THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/KWr-_Iu7JGQ Gov. Cuomo’s visit to Olcott today is good news for the residents and businesses who have been suffering from Lake Ontario’s flooding. I am pleased that the Governor wants to invest in preventative...

Norris: Doing the Right Thing for Military Families

The outrage New Yorkers have felt at the Assembly Minority decision to block legislation I sponsored to give college scholarships to the children of fallen or disabled military stems from the fact that all too often it seems our government does not do...

Norris Invites All To Participate In Upcoming Events

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) would like to invite constituents to participate in a number of community events he is sponsoring this spring. The events include his annual Boating Safety Course, inaugural Memorial Day Poster Contest, his...

Norris: Albany Should Do More to Prevent Crime

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) called on his colleagues in the state Assembly to bring to vote legislation that would prevent crime and truly help those who are victimized. Norris...

Norris Calls For Streamlined Star Relief Process

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) has been encouraging the state Department of Taxation and Finance to streamline the process for property owners who are currently receiving a STAR property tax exemption. Changes to the program were made in...

Norris: Budget Is An Attack On Upstate NY

In the past decade, over one million New Yorkers have fled to other states in search of lower taxes and a greater opportunity to achieve the American Dream. As a lifelong Western New Yorker, I want all of us to be able to afford to stay here with our...

Norris: Budget Is An Attack On Upstate NY

This downstate dominated one-party designed budget is an attack on upstate New York. With one million New Yorkers having already fled our state’s “tax and spend” culture since 2010, we needed this budget to do something to reduce the high...

Norris Calls Budget a War on Upstate NY

Not only is the closed-door, piecemeal process of this year’s budget an affront to any responsible New Yorker, but this budget is also an attack on the millions of taxpaying New Yorkers who live north of Westchester. Though we are yet to see the...

Norris Works To Deliver for Upstate Roads in Budget

Assemblyman Mike Norris calls for increased funding for local roads and infrastructure at the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Transportation in Albany on March 27, 2019.
Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) testified at the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Transportation during a briefing today on 2019-20 State Budget negotiations. Norris was appointed to serve as a representative on the committee by Assembly...

Norris: Gun Raffle Bill Punishes Volunteer Fire Companies & Community Organizations

When it comes to carving away at Second Amendment rights in Albany, there is always a multitude of consequences that, unfortunately, are often not considered by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who introduce these measures. That is certainly...

Norris Says Budget Must #Bfair2directcare

Assemblyman Mike Norris rallies to #bfair2directcare at the state Capitol on March 25, 2019 with direct care workers, clients and advocates including Jared Sy and Donna Saskowski, Executive Director of The Arc of Genesee Orleans.
Watch The Video: https://youtu.be/BSTRWaSYjTU A strong supporter of home health aides, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) rallied with direct-care workers and their clients from across the state today outside the governor’s Executive Chamber...

Norris Fights for Local Infrastructure Funding In Budget

Assemblyman Mike Norris speaks at the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Transportation in Albany on March 14, 2019.
Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) attended the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Transportation today in Albany to advocate for the inclusion of three local infrastructure priorities in this year’s budget. The priorities include increased...

Norris: Assembly Majority’s Budget Spends Too Much

Though there is some positive news in the Assembly Majority’s one-house budget – namely restorations to the Aid to Municipality funding and Extreme Winter Recovery Program, a long overdue increase in reimbursement for local governments that...

Norris: Budget Should Focus On Essentials

This state budget is already proving to be one of the toughest of Gov. Cuomo’s tenure and with one party controlling the process, it is discouraging to hear how deeply progressive – not to mention expensive – this budget could get. At...

Norris To Albany: Show Your Commitment To WNY By Increasing Funding For Local Roads & Bridges In Budget

Assemblyman Mike Norris meets with Highway Superintendents from throughout the 144th Assembly District in his office in Albany on March 6, 2019.
Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I,C,Ref-Lockport) rallied with highway superintendents from throughout the 144th Assembly District and across the state today in Albany in support of increased funding for the state’s local roads and bridges, which account...

Norris Welcomes Local Student Musicians To Albany

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) welcomed Lockport student musician Austin Dick to Albany this week to perform through the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) annual concert series in the Empire State Concourse. “NYSSMA’s...