Press Releases

Pirozzolo: Budget is Unorganized, Unrealistic and Unfair

“This budget perfectly represents Hochul’s whole administration: unorganized, unrealistic and unfair. When are we going to go back to prioritizing hard-working, law-abiding New Yorkers?”

Statement From The Assembly Minority Members Of The New York State Assembly Education Committee

The recent incidents of violence and antisemitism at Hillcrest High School in Queens demand immediate and steadfast attention. The tepid public statements from NYC Schools Chancellor Banks are simply not enough. New Yorkers deserve swift, significant...

Pirozzolo Presents $20,000 Grant to P.S. 30, The Westerleigh School

Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R,C-Staten Island) presented PS 30 - The Westerleigh School and members of the student council with the $20,000 Bullet Aid grant earlier this week. Pirozzolo secured the grant in this year's budget, which was part of a $40,000...

Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo Hosts First Annual Family Fun Day at Clove Lakes Park: ‘A Beautiful Memorable Day for Children and Their Families’

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On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R,C- Staten Island) hosted his office’s first Family Fun Day at Clove Lakes Park. This event included more than three dozen vendors from local businesses, nonprofit organizations and government...

Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo & Senator Andrew Lanza Host Flag Retirement Ceremony in Travis

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On Monday, June 26, 2023, Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo & Senator Andrew Lanza hosted a United States Flag Retirement and Disposal Ceremony at the American Legion Gold Star Post 1365 on Cannon Avenue in Travis. The United States Flag Code requires worn flags...

Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo Responds as Biden’s Migrant Crisis Hits Staten Island

I was notified by the Mayor’s Office that the abandoned Hungerford school on Tompkins Avenue is being prepared to receive up to 300 single migrants from the Southern Border. This entire migrant crisis is self-inflicted. Joe Biden’s dereliction of...

State Budget Nearly One Month Late

“Today, with the state budget now 26 days past due, I joined my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly Minority Conferences to share the concerns of our constituents that the governor and the Majority lawmakers have not been able to get an agreement...

Pirozzolo Joins Colleagues, District Attorneys in Pushing for Reforms to ‘Raise The Age’

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Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R,C-Staten Island) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, his colleagues and district attorneys from around the state for a press conference on Thursday calling for reforms to “Raise the Age” legislation. The original...

Pirozzolo Testifies in Front of Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board

Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R,C-Staten Island) testified before the Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board on Monday. During his testimony, Pirozzolo pointed out that Staten Island has unfairly been left out of the $1.5 billion settlement drug companies...

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo Introduce Legislation Prohibiting Battery Energy Storage System Sites on Staten Island

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R/C-Mid Island/South Shore) & Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R/C-Mid Island/North Shore) announced the introduction of legislation to prohibit the installation of Battery Energy Storage...

Pirozzolo Calls for Fiscal Responsibility Following Gov. Hochul’s Budget Proposal

“Gov. Hochul’s budget proposal certainly has items I can work with her on, including an increase in funding for mental health services. With that said, her total proposal once again exceeds $200 billion in spending. I know we have become numb to these...

Pirozzolo Joins Call for Increased Public Safety Measures and Reversal of Bail Reform Laws

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Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R,C-Staten Island) joined his Assembly and Senate Minority colleagues, family members of crime victims, victims’ right advocates and members of law enforcement for a press conference on Monday to call for increased public...

Pirozzolo Swearing in Ceremony

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo took the Oath of Office at a ceremonial swearing-in hosted at the Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center located at 1466 Manor Road. The Oath was administered by New York...

Battery Storage Site Canceled

In light of strong legislative and community opposition, Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, New York City Councilman David Carr andAssemblyman Mike Reilly are thrilled to announce that New Leaf Energy has withdrawn its application...

State of the State: Hot Air and Empty

“Today, I had the privilege of attending my first State of the State address. I am pleased to say that at the very least, Gov. Hochul admits that there’s a problem with the existing bail reform laws she supported. Our governor recognizes that we have...

Assemblyman Pirozzolo Sworn into Legislature, Ready to Get to Work

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Today in front of friends and family, Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R, C-Staten Island) was sworn in as the new representative of the 63rd Assembly District in Albany. His ceremony was administered by the Honorable James Walsh in the Legislative Office Building...