Press Releases

Assemblyman Lawler Presents Grant To The Town Of Orangetown To Help Fund A New Splash Pad In Veterans Memorial Park

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Orangeburg, NY, 7/13/2022… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick announced today a total of $375,000 in funding, secured in the past two state budgets, to help construct a Splash Pad at the Town of...

Assemblyman Lawler Announces Historic State School Aid Funding and Presents Grant to the Suffern Central School District

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Suffern — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) announced today a $25,000 Bullet Aid grant, secured in this year's state budget, to go along with nearly $7 million in additional state foundation aid since 2020 for the Suffern Central School...

Senator Borrello, Assemblymen Lawler and Tague Win Lawsuit against NYS

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY – Senator George Borrello and his fellow plaintiffs, Assemblymembers Michael Lawler and Chris Tague and the organization Uniting NYS, have won their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a New York State Department...

Lawler: We Must Work Together To End Anti-Semtism

Ramapo, NY, 6/27/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement in response to news that the Town of Ramapo Police Department had arrested an individual charged with Aggravated Harassment and a Hate...

Assemblyman Mike Lawler Lauds Court's Decision to Strike Down Non-Citizen Voting in NYS

Pearl River, NY, 6/27/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement in response to the New York State Supreme Court's decision to strike down non-citizen voting in New York City.“The New York...

Over Half A Million In Funding Set Aside In State Budget To Assist With Code Enforcement In Village Of Spring Valley

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New City, NY, 4/28/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement after a bipartisan press conference announcing that $500,000 had been set aside in the state budget to help fund code enforcement...

Lawler: Tappan Zee Bridge Renaming Bill Lives To Fight Another Day

Albany, NY, 4/25/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement after bill A.6594, which would return the name of the Tappan Zee Bridge, was not held in the Transportation Committee."Today is a great...

Lawler Introduces Blown Tire Tax Credit

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Orangeburg, NY, 3/25/2022…​ Earlier today, Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) was joined by Orangetown Highway Superintendent Jim Dean to introduce the Blown Tire Tax Credit."With inflation and increasing costs across...

Lawler: We Stopped Governor Hochul's Plan To End Local Control Of Zoning

Pearl River, NY, 2/17/2022…​ "Over the last few months, I, along with a bipartisan coalition of state legislators and local officials, worked tirelessly to stop the radical proposal put forth by Governor Hochul and several of my Majority...

Lawler: Hochul's Radical ADU Proposal Is an Attempt to Usurp Home Rule and Local Control of Zoning

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Albany — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after holding a press conference with Assemblyman Gandolfo, Assemblyman Fitzpatrick, and other Minority state legislators where they jointly condemned Governor...

Lawler: Lift the School Mask Mandate Now

Albany — "While Governor Hochul is spiking the football on her 'lifting' of the mask mandate the week of the Super Bowl, it's galling that our children are still being stifled by a school mask mandate that many other surrounding states will no longer...

Lawler: Situation In East Ramapo Will Remain The Same Without Passage Of Educational Choice And Equity Act

Albany, NY, 1/27/2022…​ "For the past two years, I have said repeatedly, if we do not bring about fundamental change to the East Ramapo Central School District, the financial consequences would be catastrophic. Today, the State Comptroller...

Lawler: Enough With Tax-And-Spend Policies

Albany, NY, 1/18/2022…​ “Nearly one year after New York enacted its largest budget ever, with a $35 billion year-over-year increase, Governor Hochul has proposed increasing New York's budget and cementing it as the tax and spend capital...

Lawler: Time To Prioritize Public Safety, Lives Are At Risk

Pearl River, NY... 1/11/21… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) was proud to join his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences in advocating for New Yorkers' public safety amid a skyrocket in crime across the state.Hate...

Lawler: Limiting Terms Is Good, Limiting Out-Of-Control Spending Would Be Even Better

Pearl River, NY... 1/5/21… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after Governor Hochul's State of the State Address."Some things never change, and Gov. Hochul’s out-of-control spending agenda is...

Lawler: Mask Mandate Is Government Overreach at Its Worst

Pearl River, NY — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after news broke that Governor Hochul instituted a statewide mask mandate.“This newest mask mandate is government overreach at its worst," said...

Lawler: Way Past Time to Pass Reasonable, Common Sense Parole Reforms

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New City, NY  — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after hosting a press conference with Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco, law enforcement leaders, and other elected officials to unveil a new package...

Lawler: With David Gilbert's Release, The Entire Parole Board Must Resign Immediately

Pearl River, NY — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after news broke that David Gilbert, a former member of the radical Weather Underground, who took part in the 1981 robbery of a Brink's armored vehicle...

Lawler: Governor Hochul Must Activate The National Guard To Mitigate The School Bus Driver Shortage

Pearl River, NY... 9/14/21… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after news of chronic busing issues, caused by a lack of school bus drivers, in school districts across New York State.“The last...

Lawler Introduces Bills In Honor Of The 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

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Pearl River, NY... 9/9/2021… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after unveiling new legislation in order to honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The two bills, A.8191, which would...