Press Releases

Transforming Communities: Downtown Revitalization Investments

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The commitment from New York State through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and the NY Forward Program underlines the unwavering dedication to uplifting local communities and ensuring a brighter and more prosperous future for municipalities...

Miller Applauds $4.5 Million Award to Canastota Through NY Forward Program

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“I am excited to see the Village of Canastota has been awarded $4.5 million for its successful application to the NY Forward Program, and I was proud to write a letter of support for the application. Today's announcement of the second round of funding...

Miller on Gov. Hochul’s Budget Proposal

“After hearing Governor Hochul’s $233 billion executive budget proposal today, it is clear that New York has a spending problem and that this level of funding is unsustainable. While there are certain facets of the Governor’s budget proposal that...

Miller on Gov. Hochul’s State of The State Speech

“Governor Hochul’s speech was an opportunity to critically examine the policies and decisions made by Majority leadership in our great state of New York. Instead, what we heard echoed familiar talking points from previous State of the State addresses....

Miller Announces More Than $222,000 in Library Aid Awarded to Four Libraries in 122nd Assembly District

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) is pleased to announce the awarding of more than $222,000 in aid to four libraries within the Mid York Library System serving residents in the 122nd Assembly District: Kirkland Town Library, Sherrill-Kenwood...

Miller: Some Positives for the District were Achieved but Session Leaves Work Undone

“The legislative session included some important accomplishments. We were able to come to an agreement on a bill I cosponsored to help correct an oversight impacting Vernon Downs. This legislation will save 250 union and 40 non-union jobs as well as...

Miller: Approved Bill Will Save 250 Union and 40 Non-Union Jobs at Vernon Downs

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“I am pleased to have been a co-sponsor of Assembly bill A.6144-A, which will correct an oversight and create uniformity within the casino industry in New York State. Vernon Downs has been a staple in the community and this will provide the employees...

Miller, Bipartisan Legislators Calling for Passage of Melanie’s Law to Extend Orders of Protection to all Household Members

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) joined his colleagues from both sides of the aisle in the Legislature to show support for Melanie’s Law (A.6026). The proposed law would extend orders of protection to immediate family members and household...

Miller Promoting Bill to Allow Whole, 2% Milk in Schools

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) is pushing for the passage of bill (A.2321), introduced by Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C-Schoharie),which would allow schools to purchase whole milk and 2% milk, that has been processed from New York State Farms....

Miller Joins Bipartisan Group of Legislators Calling for Change in Law to Protect Correctional Officers From Sexual Harassment and Abuse by Inmates

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) joined a bipartisan group of legislators, representatives from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) and correctional officers, many of whom are women, to call...

Miller: Budget’s Heavy Spending Misses Mark for Upstate New York

“The final budget presented to the Legislature was a month late, rife with excessive spending and short on relief for taxpayers. The budget contained some positive items that I have been advocating for, such as support for farmers, expanded school aid,...

Late Budget Points to Failures of One-Party Rule

“Two years of late budgets are showing us that one-party rule isn’t working for New Yorkers. After last year's late budget, those involved should have done more to start this negotiation process earlier to ensure meeting the budget deadline of April...

Miller Congratulates Town of New Lisbon on Groundbreaking for New Highway Garage

“Today, I would like to applaud the Town of New Lisbon on the groundbreaking of their new town highway garage. This roughly 9,800 sq. ft. facility will replace the current town highway garage building that is more than 50 years old. This approximately...

Miller Wants to Reform No-Consequences Raise the Age Law That is Harming the Very Kids it was Intended to Protect

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) and his Assembly Minority colleagues are proposing reforms to the Raise the Age law to provide better mechanisms to hold 16- and 17-year-olds accountable for heinous crimes such as homicide, sex offenses and...

Miller Says Assembly Majority’s Budget Proposal Misses the Mark

“The Assembly Majority’s One-House Budget Proposal would spend $6 billion more than the already out-of-control proposal of $227 billion by Governor Kathy Hochul. While there are some positives, such as increases to funding for agricultural programs...

Miller Calls For Increased Funding For Local Roads

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) is calling for funding increases to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Extreme Winter Recovery Program (EWR), which Gov. Hochul is holding flat despite inflation increasing...

Miller Passes Resolution Declaring March As Maple Month

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Assemblyman Brian Miller’s (R,C-New Hartford) Resolution declaring March as Pure New York State Maple Month was passed today in the Assembly (K.144). “There is much to celebrate when it comes to maple production in our state, and I am proud to declare...

Miller Thanks the Many Students Who Made Valentine’s Day Cards for Seniors

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) partnered with elementary students throughout the 122nd Assembly District to create and deliver Valentine’s Day cards and messages to cheer seniors living in area nursing homes. “Valentine’s Day can be...

Miller Launches Petition to Save Gas Stoves and Consumer Choice

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) has launched a petition to tell Gov. Hochul that New York residents should have a choice in what type of energy they consume,how they heat their homes and businesses and how they cook their meals. “I am launching...

Miller Serves Breakfast to Future Farmers of America Students

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Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) served breakfast to students at the annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) breakfast held on their legislative advocacy day in Albany. Students in the FFA program come to visit legislators to discuss their program...