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NYS Budget Finally Passes

I am relieved to announce the budget has passed for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The budget, which was agreed upon after days of negotiation and debate, was due on midnight of April 1 but wasn’t passed until the early morning hours of April 3. It is...

Montesano Pushes for Relief for Small Businesses

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) is pleased to announce that the Assembly Minority Conference has introduced the Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020 in an effort to help small businesses which are struggling to survive during...

Montesano Pushes for Bare Bones Budget to Keep New York Afloat

“As we are moving closer to the budget deadline of April 1, as per usual, we continue to have difficulties in negotiations as the governor and Majority politicians are insisting policy-related issues be included in the upcoming budget. Though the...

Don't Take Advantage of Public Health Crisis, Cuomo

“Every year, Gov. Cuomo and the Assembly Majority sneak in policy-related issues or demand they be added to the budget, usually last minute and late at night. I fear that this year will be no different and am outraged another blatant attempt could...

Montesano Pushes to Stop Police Dousing Incidents

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) has announced he will be signing on to support a bill (A.8682) which would make it a crime to douse a police officer with any substances. In the past few years, there have been increases in incidents where...

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