Press Releases

Lemondes Announces Opposition to Proposed Hotel Occupancy Tax

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) is standing in opposition to the proposed hotel occupancy tax in the city of Auburn. Earlier this year, Auburn’s City Council asked for the state’s permission to institute a tax of up to 5% on hotel and short-term...

Lemondes Attends Mock DWI Event for Local High School Students

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) attended a driving safety event at Auburn High School yesterday. The event was put on by the Auburn Police Department and highlighted the dangers of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and impaired by other drugs....

Lemondes Champions Funding for Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) has successfully pushed for increased funding for the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA) in the final state budget. Lemondes, along with his colleagues, sent a letter to Speaker...

Lemondes Calls for Enforcement of Cannabis Law

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) stood in support of his colleagues in the state Senate and Assembly yesterday to advocate for support for a proposal (A.9520) that would revoke licenses to sell cigarettes, tobacco products, alcohol and lottery...

Lemondes Stands Firm with Israel, Calls for the Release of Hostages in Gaza

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) stood in support of his colleagues and the New York chapter of “Run for Their Lives” earlier today as they called for the release of the 134 hostages in Gaza. There are still currently two New Yorkers being...

Lemondes Champions Funding for Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) has successfully pushed for increased funding for the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA) in the One-House Budget proposal. Lemondes, along with his colleagues, sent a letter to Speaker...

Auburn City Council to Meet with Assemblyman John Lemondes Regarding Home Rule Request for Hotel Occupancy Tax in the City of Auburn

On Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7pm the Auburn City Council will meet with NYS Assemblyman John Lemondes to discuss the City Council’s request to the State of New York Legislature for Home Rule Legislation to Establish a 5% Hotel and Short-Term Rental...

Lemondes Commemorates Harriet Tubman Day

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) recently spoke on the importance of Harriet Tubman Day. Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and activist who played a critical role in freeing slaves through the use of the Underground Railroad. After escaping...

Lemondes Attends Press Conference in Support of Increased Child Care Access

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) attended a press conference earlier this afternoon with his fellow members of the state Assembly to call for increased funding and access to child care services in New York. Lemondes and his colleagues are specifically...

Lemondes Congratulates Student-Athletes at Section III Wrestling Finals

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             Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) attended the Section III Wrestling Finals at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena this past weekend. Student-athletes from across the state competed in wrestling matches across two...

Lemondes Supports Initiative to Simplify Retirement System for Local Police

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) recently signed on to a bill to reform the retirement system for state and local police. The proposal, A.5231, would allow the transfer of past service credits between the state and local employees’ retirement...

Lemondes Attends the Arc New York’s Western Region Legislative Town Hall

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) took part in the Arc New York’s Western Region Legislative Town Hall yesterday. The event was a non-partisan, virtual meeting to go over the organization's budget priorities, provide information on the impact...

Lemondes Responds to Attack on Army Outpost in Jordan

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) commented today on the attack on a U.S. Army outpost in Jordan yesterday that killed three service members and left more than 30 injured. The attack took place near the Syrian border and marked the first time...

Lemondes Responds to Harvard President Resignation

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) recently commented on the resignation of Harvard University’s president, Claudine Gay, yesterday. Gay stepped down in light of recent comments she made in a congressional hearing where she refused to condemn...

Media Advisory: Lemondes Will Be Hosting A Rural Equity Forum

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C LaFayette) will be hosting a Rural Equity Forum with Assemblymembers Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) and Brian Miller (R,C-New Hartford) on Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Skaneateles Volunteer Fire...

Lemondes Comments on Micron Town Meetings in Onondaga County

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) recently spoke about two upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the impact of Micron Technology’s plan to build a new computer chip plant in Onondaga County. Last year, Micron announced its plan to build the...

Lemondes Supports Blackrock’s Decision to Drop Woke ESG Proposals

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) applauded the investment management company Blackrock for its decision to reduce endorsements of the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies. These...

Lemondes Supports Funding to Modernize Central New York Regional Market

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) is calling for state funding and support from local lawmakers for much-needed renovations to the Central New York Regional Market. This market plays a crucial role in supporting local agriculture and providing...

Enough is Enough: Lemondes Calls for Investigation into Foreign Countries Buying State Farmland

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) is calling on the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) to investigate the sale of property in New York to individuals, companies, or entities that are owned or controlled by a foreign nation....

Lemondes Announces State Aid for Local Library Construction

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) is excited to announce the allocation of state aid for local libraries in the 126th Assembly District. This includes funds for the Tully Free Library. These funds will allow for much-needed renovations such as...