Press Releases

Montesano: Property Tax Cap Close To Becoming A Reality

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) welcomes the Assembly Majority’s new-found eagerness to address a property tax cap. Speaker Sheldon Silver has introduced a property tax cap measure that would implement a two percent cap on property...

Montesano: It’s Time To Vote On A Property Tax Cap

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today renewed his call for the passage of a property tax cap as public support swells and the governor travels the state to generate support for the measure. Montesano and his colleagues in the Assembly...

Montesano Speaks At Property Tax Cap Rally

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today joined state Assembly and Senate colleagues at a rally in Albany to push for a property tax cap. The event, organized by Long Islanders for Education Reform (LIFER), highlighted the negative effects...

Montesano Applauds Governor’s Bill Denying Convicted Public Officials Their Pensions

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today announced his support for a measure introduced by Governor Cuomo that would deny public officials their pension benefits if they’re convicted of a felony. Earlier this year, Montesano sent...

Montesano Welcomes His Holiness Brahmrishi Shri Kumar Swami Ji To The Capitol

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) yesterday welcomed His Holiness Brahmrishi Shri Kumar Swami Ji to the New York State Capitol. Brahmrishi Shri Kumar Swami Ji was on hand to deliver the invocation at the beginning of Senate session on...

Montesano: Mother’s Day Serves As A Reminder For Women To Get Mammograms

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today joined the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms. “Mother’s Day is the perfect...

Long Island Power Authority Rate Hikes Trigger Audit

I welcome Governor Cuomo’s call for the New York State Inspector General to audit the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Long Islanders already pay among the highest energy prices in the country, to add unlawful rate increases is simply criminal....

Montesano To Hold Car Seat Safety Check

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C–Glen Head) is holding his second annual Car Seat Safety Check on May 6. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Assemblyman Montesano’s District Office, 111 Levittown Parkway Hicksville. The inspections...

Montesano Supports Insurance Coverage For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today co-sponsored Assembly Bill A6305 that would expand insurance coverage to include the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. The occurrence of these disorders is on the...

Montesano Holds Safe Kids-Safe Streets Anti-Drug Forum

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) on Thursday held his first anti-drug forum at the Hicksville Community Center to raise awareness and promote cooperation between law enforcement, the district attorney’s office and the community....

Koch Phone Calls Send Partisan Message

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) took exception with the tone and content of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s blatant partisan attacks on state legislators who refuse to support Sheldon Silver’s politically-biased redistricting...

Assembly Majority Puts Property Tax Cap In Back Seat

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) was dismayed by the Assembly Majority’s refusal to vote on a property tax cap. Both the governor and senate support the property tax cap. According to a recent Siena poll, taxpayers rated property...

Montesano To Host Anti-Drug Forum

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) is pleased to be hosting the Safe Kids-Safe Streets Anti-Drug Forum. Montesano, a former police officer and detective, is all too familiar with the destructive power drugs can have on individuals and...

Nassau County Site To Receive Superfund Designation

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head), along with other local and state officials, aided in the effort to designate several local industrial areas in Nassau County as a single federal superfund site. The designation will allow the EPA to...

Budget Is Not Perfect, But Sends Tough and Necessary Message of Responsibility

I voted in favor of a budget which acknowledges the tough times in a reasonable, measured, and effective way. It is far from perfect, but it sends a signal to all that change is necessary and that hard decisions are a part of reality. The budget sets...

Montesano Votes To Establish Autism Awareness Month

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) voted in favor of Assembly Resolution No. 269 establishing April 2011 as Autism Awareness Month in the State of New York. Autism is the third most common developmental disability and affects over 1.5...

Prescription Drug Reform a Dangerous Pill to Swallow

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) opposes recommendations by the Medicaid Redesign Team that limits a doctor’s ability to prescribe the best prescription drugs for their patients. The proposed policy would force doctors to prescribe...

Budget Process Moves Forward, Assembly Majority Proposes More Spending And Higher Taxes

The past week in Albany saw a great deal of budget activity. Both houses of the Legislature delivered their one-house budget proposals and Budget Conference Committees began meeting. With all the activity, we must remember that many questions remain before...

Montesano Introduces Snow Removal Measure To Make Roadways Safer

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) introduces legislation requiring the surface of vehicles to be cleared of accumulated snow, sleet or hail. The bill would institute penalties for violators who fail to clear their vehicles. The drive...

Montesano: Time Is Running Out On Appliance Rebate Program

Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) is urging New Yorkers to take advantage of nearly $1 million of rebates left as part of NYSERDA’s “New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out” program. The program offers rebates to New York...