Press Releases

Montesano Gives New Yorkers a Voice for Public Service Utility Concerns

“By creating the State Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate, we are providing the people of New York a voice at public hearings and meetings to represent their best interests in matters concerning rates and conditions of public service utilities....

State Comptroller Given Authority to Audit Private Organizations Controlled by Local Government Entities

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (A7476) which would give the state comptroller authority to audit several private organizations consisting of, but not limited to, industrial development agencies,...

Montesano Opioid Sackler Family Letter

Dear Editor: As many are aware, the opioid epidemic on Long Island is at an all-time high and has been on-going for many years. Purdue Pharma was accused of jumpstarting the opioid epidemic through their aggressive marketing techniques to promote the...

Montesano MTA Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Recently, the media has released a number of articles regarding several MTA employees clocking an enormous amount of overtime hours in the last few years, with at least one who retired earlier this year who more than doubled their yearly...

Montesano Calls for Investigation into LIRR Employee’s Nearly $350,000 in Overtime

“It is outrageous that the MTA, which is apparently in such desperate need of funding, has allowed for a single employee to take advantage its system and take home $350,000 in overtime in just one year. Not only was this employee able to use his...

Montesano to Host Free Car Seat Safety Check at Theodore Roosevelt Park

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) will be hosting a free car seat safety check with the Nassau County Safety Board on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Park. The goal of the program is to give parents and guardians...

Montesano Hosts Free Child Safety Event in Locust Valley

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) will be hosting a free car seat safety check and Child ID Program with the Nassau County Safety Board on Thursday, May 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. The goal of the car seat safety...

Montesano Hosts Free Child Safety Event in Westbury

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) will be hosting a free car seat safety check and Child ID Program with the Nassau County Safety Board on Friday, May 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Westbury Memorial Library. The goal of the car seat...

Montesano: Commit a Crime, Serve the Time, Regardless of Your Age

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,Ref-Glen Head) is utterly appalled as state Majority politicians announce a bill (A.4319) which would make prisoners eligible for parole after turning 55 years old and who have served 15 consecutive years. “If...

Assembly Minority Delivers College Scholarships for Gold Star Families

“Today is a day 10 years in the making. Through a push by me and my colleagues in the Assembly Minority, we are finally going to provide funding for college to dependents of military personnel who have been killed or severely disabled while serving...

The Wrong Way to Fix the MTA: Congestion Pricing

Last time the Majority had control over the Senate and the Assembly, they imposed a MTA payroll tax this time around its congestion pricing, which would charge vehicles traveling below 60th street an undetermined fee. The goal is to decrease congestion...

2019 State Budget: More Tax Hikes & Missed Opportunities

“While there are a few things I am happy to see make it into this year’s state budget, there are more things that I am unhappy to see be made a priority by Assembly Majority. I’m happy to report we were able to secure funding for mental...

Montesano: The Plastic Bag Ban is Just Another Sugar-Coated Backroom Deal

Editor’s Note: Click Here(https://youtu.be/Kb1oeXy5kSA) for a downloadable .mp4 file of Assemblyman Montesano’s interview for immediate use Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is displeased with Gov. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl...

Montesano: No More Back Room Deals; Debt Should be Voter Approved

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is disappointed in the governor and the Assembly Majority for continuing their old ways of back room deals and non-voter approved debt with the passing of the Debt Service Budget bill for the 2019-20 fiscal...

Montesano Pushes to Increase Penalties for Drivers Who Flee the Scene of an Accident

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is pleased to announce he will be co-sponsoring a bill (A.3570) which would increase the penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident without reporting from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony...

The Assembly Majority Is Pushing People Out of New York!

“If one thing has been made clear today, it’s that people on the fence about leaving New York will be pushed over the edge by the Assembly Majority’s budget proposal. While I’m happy to report the budget proposes restoring the cuts...

Montesano: Cuomo’s Solution to Everything? More Taxes!

“Recently there has been a proposal to place a surcharge on car rentals in downstate New York to fund and improve the services of upstate New York’s transit systems. While it’s great that the governor is focusing on improving an area other...

Montesano: Freeloaders Jump the Turnstiles, Honest New Yorkers Pay for It

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is greatly disappointed in the MTA’s decision to not only increase fares due to the financial crisis it is facing but for considering enacting congestion pricing in NYC. As of April 21, a weekly MetroCard...

Montesano To Remedy Reassessment Problems in Nassau County

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) has introduced bill (A.4777) which would call upon the Department of Taxation and Finance to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of having the local towns take over the property assessment and...

Montesano: School Districts Break the Law and Taxpayers Suffer the Consequences

Assemblyman Michael Montesano’s (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is pleased to announce he will be co-sponsoring a bill (A.5371) which would limit the amount of surplus funds a school district can have in an effort to prevent overtaxing local residents. Currently,...