Press Releases

Hawley Discusses Annual Patriot Trip

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently discussed his fourth annual Patriot Trip for veterans to tour Washington, D.C. This honored tradition will take place from September 22 through 25. Please follow the attached link to see a...

Hawley: Independence Day Is Time For Celebration, Reflection

As Independence Day lies just around the corner, the people of the United States owe a “Happy 235th Birthday” to Lady Liberty. Friends and families will gather together to celebrate, and celebrate they should! We have a lot to be thankful for...

Hawley: Tax Cap A Monumental Win, Mandate Relief Merely First Step

The passage of a property tax cap is the culmination of years of hard work from both New York taxpayers and the Assembly Minority Conference, who have never wavered in their support of protecting this state’s families and businesses. No longer will...

Hawley Fights For Mandate Relief For Local Schools, Governments

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) today participated in a press conference supporting mandate relief for school districts and local governments. With the closure of the 2011 Legislative Session just days away, Hawley spoke to the importance...

Hawley Says Time Being Wasted On Irrelevant Issues

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) spoke out against the misguided priorities being displayed by the Assembly in the closing hours of the 2011 legislative session. While vital issues like mandate relief and a property tax cap loom unfinished,...

Hawley Joins Colleagues In Defeating Ban On Smoking In Cars

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) was one of several Assembly Minority members to speak up against a bill that sought to ban smoking in cars carrying passengers ages 14 and under. The measure was ultimately defeated and removed from consideration....

Hawley Supports Legislation To Support New York Wineries

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently sponsored a bill that has passed the Assembly which will allow New York’s world-class wineries to become more competitive, both within the state and abroad. Assembly bill 7828-A repeals a number...

Local Homeowners Face Highest Burden In Nation

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is urging legislative leaders to make controlling property taxes the number one priority of the remaining weeks of the 2011 Legislative Session. The Tax Foundation recently released a study that shows homeowners...

Hawley Fights For Veterans’ Needs In Assembly Committee

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is continuing his commitment to New York’s veterans through his work with the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Having served seven years in the Ohio Army National Guard and the U.S. Army...

Hawley Slams New Income Tax Proposal

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently responded to the introduction of a new income tax on business owners and individuals, expressing his frustration that the Assembly Majority insists on beating a dead horse with an extension of the...

Hawley Opposes Onerous Restrictions On Businesses, Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently voiced his opposition to Assembly Bill 1157, which would place new mandates on firearms producers through the process of microstamping. The bill would require companies to add expensive new technology,...

Hawley Applauds AG’s Decision To Address Western New York Gas Prices

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is touting the recent announcement that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will review Western New York’s gas prices as a major victory for our local drivers. Hawley has previously called on the attorney...

Majority Denies Transparent Vote on Bill That Would Reduce Tax Burden on Business Owners

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) submitted a motion for an open, transparent vote to ease the overwhelming tax burden on New York’s small-business owners, but was denied by the downstate-driven Assembly Majority. The bill, of which...

Audit Finds Untold Layers Of Waste In State Government

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is calling attention to a recent audit of state government that revealed hundreds of millions of dollars in wasteful spending. The review of operational expenditures serves as further proof that Albany must...

Property Taxes Ranked Worst In Nation

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is pointing to a recent study conducted by the Tax Foundation as further evidence that Western New Yorkers need immediate relief from skyrocketing property taxes. Orleans County homeowners pay the highest...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip IV

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently announced his fourth annual Patriot Trip for veterans to tour Washington, D.C. This honored tradition will take place from September 22 through 25. “The Patriot Trip is an event that I...

Hawley: No Property Tax Cap, No Deal

“In what is beginning to feel like déjà vu, the Assembly Majority has cast aside the needs of Western New Yorkers in favor of New York City’s interests. While forcing through legislation to control rent costs downstate, the Majority...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at the Old Courthouse in Batavia this coming Thursday. “The meeting will present the people of Western New York with...

Hawley: Budget Makes Small Steps Toward Reform

The 2011-12 state budget made a number of positive strides toward the significant reforms New Yorkers have demanded and rightfully deserved. Unfortunately, this spending plan falls short in several key areas, representing a missed opportunity for the...

Hawley Applauds Restorations To Agriculture

The decision to restore funding to some of our state’s most vital agricultural programs is a crucial victory for our farmers and rural residents here in Western New York. This year’s budget contains additional aid over the governor’s proposal...