Press Releases

Hawley Continues Push For Mandate Relief

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is continuing his push for mandate relief by sponsoring legislation that will shift Medicaid payments off of localities and onto state government. This transition will prevent local governments from raising...

Hawley Named To Farm Bureau Circle Of Friends

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) has been named to the 2011 Farm Bureau Circle of Friends based upon his voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture. Hawley thanked the organization for their contributions to farming and...

Farm Bureau Supports Hawley’s Call for Tighter Restrictions on Welfare Benefits

The Genesee County Farm Bureau recently voiced their support for a set of legislation being sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia). Resolutions in support of the bills, which seek to ensure that state benefits are offered to the proper...

Hawley Urges Action On Mandate Relief

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) wrote to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging action on mandate relief. The assemblyman said that the state Senate and Assembly must be convened as soon as possible to address this issue that is crushing local governments...

Summer Reading Challenge Garners Tremendous Response

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently announced the overwhelming response to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Students from all over the region participated, spending their vacation honing both their reading skills and their minds. “The...

Hawley Kicks Off Patriot Trip IV

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) kicked off his fourth annual Patriot Trip this morning, leaving Batavia on a bus with over one hundred veterans. Hawley expressed his gratitude to the participants and his excitement to hit the road. “The...

Hawley Announces Town Hall Meetings

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is inviting all residents of the 139th Assembly District to attend a special Town Hall Day on Saturday, September 17. The town hall tour will include meetings in the Village of Corfu/Town of Pembroke, Town...

Hawley Meets With Speaker Of The House John Boehner, Other Members Of Congress On D.C. Trip

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Virginia), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (Michigan) and...

Local Veterans Group Contributes To Hawley’s Patriot Trip

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently announced that the American Legion Auxiliary #332 Batavia contributed $1,000 to his annual Patriot Trip, a program that brings area veterans to Washington, D.C., for a tour of military monuments and...

Hawley To Gov: End New Fees On Job Creators

Western New York’s Economy Takes Center Stage

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) recently attended a press conference at Monroe Community College announcing the creation of the area’s first Regional Economic Development Council. Joining Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Robert...

Hawley Supports Caylee’s Law

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C – Batavia) is sponsoring legislation that would require parents and legal guardians to report the death or disappearance of their child to law enforcement in a timely manner. “Caylee’s Law” comes on the heels of...

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 recent...

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 as Americans,...

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

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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...