Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Legislation to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) is championing several bills to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in residential and public spaces following an incident at a Cheektowaga ice rink that caused hundreds to experience symptoms of carbon monoxide...

Statement from Assemblymembers McDonald, Thiele, Lupardo, Wallace, Woerner, Pheffer Amato, Magnarelli, and Santabarbara Regarding the Assault on NYC Police Department Officers and Bail Reform

“The attack on the two NYC police officers last Saturday evening and the reported release of the individuals, described as migrants, was wrong. Based on the video reported in the media, the District Attorney and Judge had the authority under existing...

Assemblymember Wallace: FEMA Rules Must Include Snowstorm Recovery Costs

“For too long, FEMA rules have shortchanged Buffalo and other snowy cities by making it extremely difficult to receive federal assistance for snow removal. These unfair rules end up burdening local taxpayers with the cost of disaster recovery, while...

Assemblymember Wallace: Governor’s State of the State Lays Out Bold Proposals to Move State Forward

“Governor Hochul has set forth an ambitious plan to address the issues that are most pressing to New Yorkers. At a time when many New Yorkers are struggling to make ends meet, the Governor’s plan will help families burdened with medical costs by limiting...

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Assemblymember Wallace Helps Secure Nearly $30,000 for Lancaster VFW Post 7275

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Assemblymember Monica Wallace recently visited the Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275 in Lancaster to announce $29,550 in state funding from the Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program to build a new patio deck on the rear of the property. Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Wallace Recognizes Fire Prevention Week by Announcing New Equipment for U-Crest Fire Department

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Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace recognized Fire Prevention Week by announcing new equipment for the U-Crest Fire Department in Cheektowaga, including an automated CPR device, a Jaws of Life tool, and new radios. The equipment was purchased thanks...

Assemblymember Wallace: Education Commissioner Right to Ban Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

“I applaud New York State Education Commissioner Rosa for her decision to ban the use of facial recognition technology in schools statewide. This was the right decision and in the best interests of students in New York. The Commissioner’s decision...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for WNY Heroes Women Veterans Program

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Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $20,000 for WNY Heroes, Inc. to support programs that benefit female veterans. The funding will be used to provide free services and programs for women service members,...

Assemblymember Wallace: State Resources Needed to Help Cheektowaga Schools Cope with New Students

“For the past few weeks, I have been in contact with representatives of DocGo and New York City Mayor Eric Adams and urged them to come up with a plan to relocate asylum seekers out of Cheektowaga hotels. I also support Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces $50,000 for Town of Cheektowaga Programs

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) recently announced that she has secured $50,000 for the Town of Cheektowaga for community programs and youth services. The state funding will support popular community events like the Town’s July 4 celebration,...

Assemblymember Wallace: OTB Board Gave Sweetheart Salaries to Executives on Public’s Dime

“I have serious concerns over the validity of recent contracts to extend and increase pay for top Western Regional Off-Track Betting employees. It's clear the OTB Board of Directors did not prioritize the best interests of local taxpayers, who are supposed...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces $30,000 for Arcade Games in Depew-Lancaster Boys & Girls Club

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $30,000 for the Depew-Lancaster Boys & Girls Club to purchase several games to enhance programming for local kids. Thanks to the funding, the club was able to bring classic...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding to Help Municipalities Enforce ‘Red Flag’ Laws

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced the allocation of $10 million in the State Budget to help law enforcement agencies process and enforce extreme risk protection orders (ERPO), to be administered with the assistance of Attorney...

Assemblymember Wallace: Budget Makes Historic Investments in Education

“I’m proud to have delivered a budget that makes historic investments in public education and will help set young New Yorkers on a path to success. Our spending plan provides for an historic investment of $34 billion for public schools, which marks...

Assemblymember Wallace: Budget Prioritizes Public Safety

“The New York State budget prioritizes public safety by making historic investments in law enforcement agencies and programs that are proven to reduce crime, and makes significant changes to address shortfalls in the bail reform law. It includes $10...

Assemblymember Wallace: Budget Bill Provides Needed Oversight, Reforms of WROTB

“For far too long, Western Regional Off-Track Betting has operated without adequate oversight or transparency, flouting laws and refusing to provide documents when requested by governmental officials. For example, the organization continues to provide...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces $96,000 for Lancaster Police Department to Purchase Body Cameras

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $96,000 for the Lancaster Police Department to purchase body-worn cameras to improve transparency in its interactions with the public. Assemblymember Wallace advocated for and...

Assemblymember Wallace: Dropping Standardized Testing Requirement Makes SUNY Admissions Fairer

“Numerous studies have found that standardized tests are not accurate predictors of academic performance, and worse, exacerbate inequities that harm lower-income applicants and students of color. In fact, standardized test scores are most strongly correlated...

Assemblymember Wallace: Assembly Passage of Nursing Simulation Legislation Will Help Address the Nurse Shortage

“I’m thrilled to announce that the nursing simulation legislation I’ve helped champion has passed the New York State Assembly. Our state is facing a severe nursing shortage that is exhausting healthcare workers and threatening patient safety. In...