Press Releases

Norris Honors Local Art Teacher for Her Efforts to Honor Veterans’ Sacrifice

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) presented a state Assembly proclamation to Barker Senior High School art teacher Krista Beth Feltz today to honor her years of dedication and encouragement of students’ participation in the Annual Memorial Day...

Norris Honors High School Memorial Day Poster Contest Co-Winners

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) selected two students from the 144th Assembly District who participated in his Annual Memorial Day Poster Contest as co-winners for their artistic depictions of what “Freedom isn’t Free” truly means. The annual...

Norris Announces Passage of Niagara County Rifle Hunting For Big Game Legislation

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) announced that the state Assembly has passed legislation he sponsors to close a loophole in the state’s existing environmental conservation law authorizing hunting big game by rifle in Niagara County (A.9130-A)....

Norris Delivers Meaningful Bipartisan Accomplishments for WNY

As a lifelong resident of Western New York, being entrusted as your state Assembly representative continues to be the honor of my lifetime. It is important to me to stand up for the hardworking men and women who have put their faith in me and to work...

Norris Votes for Social Media Reforms to Help Keep Kids Safer Online

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) announced the state Assembly passed the two critical bills reforming social media practices for children, particularly as related to addictive social media platform regulation (A.8148-A) and protecting the privacy...

Norris: State Assembly Passes Caves Attractions Oversight Bill

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) announced the state Assembly today passed a bill (A.10399) that will require the annual inspection of any vessel operated on privately or publicly owned underground non-navigable waterways. Norris worked together...

Norris Announces Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Property Tax Exemption Expansion

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) has announced that the State Assembly has passed new bi-partisan legislation that would allow municipalities the option to offer a real property tax exemption to those who volunteer as firefighters or emergency medical...

Norris: Improving Rural Equity Statewide is Vital for Our Communities

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) attended a press conference in Albany led by Senate and Assembly Minority Conference members and members of the community to discuss rural equity in New York state and renew calls to improve it. Norris was proud...

Norris Celebrates Teachers From 144th District, Past & Present

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is celebrating teachers from throughout the 144th Assembly District as part of Teacher Appreciation Week by honoring 18 current teachers in the district over the coming days as well as honoring a very special retired...

Norris Announces 2024 Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is encouraging students in elementary school to keep up with their reading this summer by participating in his annual Summer Reading Program. The program requires students to read for only 15 minutes a day for 40...

Norris Provides State Budget Update

On behalf of the constituents of the 144th District, I voted no on the state budget. Since the 2018-19 Enacted State Budget, the downstate-controlled legislative Majorities have increased spending more than $66 billion, which is more than two-thirds of...

Norris Encourages Public to Register as Organ Donors

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined a bipartisan coalition of Assembly members, led by Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, today at the state Capitol for a public awareness event to inspire more people...

Norris: NY’ers Need Tax Relief, Now

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined members of the Senate and Assembly Minority conferences, as well as Grover Norquist from Americans for Tax Reform, Jonathan Williams from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Ashley Ranslow from...

Norris Calls for Criminal Possession of Fentanyl

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in supporting a call for the full Assembly to vote on legislation that will create a class E felony crime of criminal possession of fentanyl (A.5592) this week....

Norris Calls for Repeal of Green Light Law

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) led members of the Assembly Minority Conference in calling for the full Assembly to vote on legislation that will repeal the Green Light Law, which provides for driver’s licenses and other state-issued identification...

Norris Announces Call for Submission for Annual High School Memorial Day Poster Contest

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is encouraging high school students to participate in his Annual Memorial Day Poster Contest to honor the contribution of our nation’s military and veterans. The theme of the poster contest is “Freedom Isn’t...

Norris Calls for Increase in Local, Upstate Transportation Funding as Part of Joint Budget Conference Committee

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) represented the Assembly Minority Conference as the Chair of the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Transportation. This conference committee brings together the four legislative conferences to negotiate an agreement...

Norris Announces ‘A Blueprint for Childcare’ Affordability Plan

One of the most challenging things parents face is finding affordable child care, which is why I have been working on a comprehensive plan on this essential issue with fellow colleagues. Our plan, “A Blueprint for Childcare,” is a three-prong reimaging...

Norris On the Assembly Majority’s One-House Budget Proposal

“The Assembly Majority has proposed adding $13 billion on top of Governor Hochul’s $233 billion budget—and included in that are $3.5 billion in new taxes. I am adamantly opposed. People continue to leave New York and move to other states with friendlier...

Norris Working to Make Childcare More Affordable

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“One of the most challenging things parents face is finding affordable childcare services. The state must continue providing tax incentives to our families to ensure that they can afford to work and have their young children properly cared for.” Among...