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Hawley: Some Good, More Bad, But Mostly Ugly; Albany Finishes 75% of 2010-2011 State Budget

“After more than two-and-half months, the ‘three men in a room’ today finally came to an agreement on 75% of the 2010-2011 State Budget. The good in today’s budget bills included the beginning of a process to close the $9.2 billion...

Public Outcry at Outdoor Wood Boiler Hearing Puts Pressure on DEC; Hawley Reminds Residents To Continue Grassroots Effort

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) is reminding residents to continue to attend hearings hosted by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding outdoor wood boilers. Additionally, the assemblyman is reminding residents that they...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Albany Passes 11th Budget Extender

“After two-and-a-half months, and 11 emergency budget extenders, New Yorkers are still without a state budget. In that time, we’ve seen our schools, local governments, contractors, state parks, and small businesses left in jeopardy as their...

Hawley: State Parks Finally Reopen, But Come With Assembly Majority’s Fund Sweeps and Increased Costs on Businesses

“Under the cover of darkness, at 3 a.m. this morning, the Downstate Assembly Majority introduced legislation to reopen our state parks and historic sites after weeks of inaction and the potential closure for the summer season. However, I could not...

Hawley Reminds Western New York Residents of DEC Outdoor Wood Boiler Hearing

In light of DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis’ announcement earlier this week that new restrictions might be placed on outdoor wood boilers, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today reminded Western New York residents that they should take advantage...

Hawley Hosts Local Government Conference In Albany

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-I-C - Batavia) hosted his third Local Government Conference earlier this week in Albany for more than 70 local government officials and representatives from around the 139th Assembly District. The purpose of the 3-day conference...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) will be hosting an outreach meeting for Genesee County residents on Friday, May 21 at the Old Courthouse in Batavia. A representative for State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer also will be in attendance....

Hawley Votes Against Assembly Majority’s Anti-2nd Amendment Legislation

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) yesterday voted against legislation introduced by the Assembly Majority that aims to further impose on the 2nd Amendment Rights of lawful gun owners, and place costly mandates on firearm manufacturers....

Hawley To Host Local Government Conference In Albany

Continuing the tradition started by his father, former Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-I-C – Batavia) will again be hosting a Local Government Conference in Albany on Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18. The purpose...

Hawley: Despite Need to Address $9.2 Billion Budget Gap, Assembly Majority Instead Opts To Pass Seahorse Legislation

“With the state budget now five weeks late, and needing to address a $9.2 billion gap, one would think that the Legislature is working tirelessly to prevent the state from becoming insolvent. Sadly, this is not the case. Since April 1, four emergency...

Assemblyman Hawley Introduces Brigadier General William E. Rapp On West Point Day

On April 28, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) introduced Brigadier General William E. Rapp, Commandant of West Point, in the Assembly Chamber during the annual West Point Day. “As the ranking member on the New York State Assembly Veterans’...

Hawley: Construction Industry Cannot Afford Albany’s Inaction

With the state budget now a month late and no funding provisions set in place for needed infrastructure projects, it’s become all too clear that the governor and legislative majorities are willing to let construction businesses suffer. With contractors...

Assemblyman Steve Hawley Announces Annual Mother’s Day Mammography Campaign

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) today announced that the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is conducting their annual Mother’s Day Mammography Campaign. The organization is reaching out to New York women and asking...

Hawley: Another Week Passes Without A State Budget, Assembly Majority Appears Unconcerned

After another week of inaction, and seven days past the due date, the 2010-2011 State Budget has not passed. Instead, the Majority continues to meet behind closed doors, which will likely lead to new taxes, increased government spending, and worst of...

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Hawley To Host Local Government Conference In Albany

Continuing the tradition started by his father, former Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-I-C – Batavia) again will be hosting a Local Government Conference in Albany on Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18. The purpose...

Hawley: New York State Cannot Afford Congressional Health Care Legislation

After nearly a year of horse trading and political backroom deals, Congress made a ‘historic step’ with the passage of their health care reform bill last night. Sadly, this ‘historic step’ was not one that will provide better quality...

Hawley: Debt Repayment Bill Will Only Increase Taxpayer Burden

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) today announced that he voted against Assembly Bill A.9702, which looks to increase debt services payments in the 2010-2011 State Budget, despite the state’s recent fiscal crisis, in order to maintain...

Hawley to Host Constituent Outreach Meeting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) on Friday will be hosting his regular monthly outreach meeting for Genesee County residents at the Old Courthouse in Batavia. A representative for State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer also will be in attendance...