Press Releases

Norris: Agriculture is The Backbone of Our Economy

As we are enjoying our county fairs and the bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables, we need to take a moment to thank our local farmers and remember proudly that agricultural is still the number one industry within our great state. An abundant...

Norris: First Session Delivering For You

As your newly elected state assemblyman, it has been my privilege and honor to represent you in the state Capitol through this legislative session. While our work is far from over, and every day I am out in our community meeting with constituents and...

Norris: Assembly Passes Bill To Protect Volunteer Firefighters Against Cancer

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) helped pass legislation that would ensure volunteer firefighters have insurance coverage to treat cancer and related illnesses that could result from their service protecting the community. Norris is a sponsor of...

Assembly Passes Relief Effort For Lake Ontario Flood Impacted Homeowners & Businesses

My colleagues and I have been working together across the aisle to provide the relief that homeowners and businesses along Lake Ontario’s south shore need to mitigate the ongoing flooding. I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation. This state of emergency...

Assembly Should Pass Brittany’s Law To Protect New Yorkers Against Domestic Violence

The impact of domestic violence on our community – and across our state – is astounding to me, and I am sorry to say that statistics show an increase of domestic incidences in towns outside of New York City. Many of my colleagues and I are working...

Norris Works To Bring Sunlight To State Capitol

As part of his ongoing efforts to reform the way state economic development funds are awarded, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R,C-Macdeon) today calling...

Norris To Sponsor Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced that he is sponsoring a free Car Seat Safety Check event at the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 on Saturday, June 10, 2017. “Nothing is more important than public safety, and this free event...

Norris Supports Strengthening Homeownership Opportunity

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) was pleased to support legislation that allows more New Yorkers the opportunity to realize the American Dream by becoming a first time homebuyer. “As I meet constituents, I hear more and more about the struggles...

Norris: Sunlight Needed To Protect Taxpayer Investment In Job Creation

Here in Western New York, our local businesses and officials have worked very hard to revitalize our regional economy. Growing up, it was too common place to hear about businesses closing. The people I know were impacted by the loss of jobs, and I saw...

Norris Encourages Commnity To Support Local 2nd Grader In Heart Warming Blanket And Book Drive

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Assemblyman Mike Norris visited Alden Primary School on Friday, May 26, 2017 to visit with a special student named Alannah Pionessa. Alannah was born premature with a rare birth defect and spend the first 80 days of her life in the neonatal intensive...

Norris To Sponsor Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced that he is sponsoring a free Car Seat Safety Check event at the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 on Saturday, June 10, 2017. “Nothing is more important than public safety, and this free event...

Norris: Ride-Sharing Coming For 4th Of July

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced the passage in the state Assembly this week of legislation that would expedite ride-sharing throughout the state in time for Independence Day. The measure has now passed both houses, and is being sent to...

Norris: Bipartisan State Efforts Lead To Immediate Relief For Lake Ontario Flood-Impacted Infrastructure

To address the state of emergency along the southern shore of Lake Ontario, my colleagues and I have been working together in a bipartisan fashion to find solutions to protect properties and municipal infrastructure along the shore of Lake Ontario. I...

Norris & Local Senior Centers Partner For Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day Fair

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is partnering with the Akron/Newstead and Clarence senior centers to host a free Senior Health and Fitness Fair on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The event is one of many being held across the country in recognition of...

Norris: Sunlight Needed To Protect Taxpayer Investment In Job Creation

Here in Western New York, our local businesses and officials have worked very hard to revitalize our regional economy. Growing up, it was too common place to hear about businesses closing. The people I know were impacted by the loss of jobs, and I saw...

Norris Applauds Senate Passage Of Bill To Expedite Ridesharing, Calls For Vote In Assembly

As a sponsor of this legislation to expedite ridesharing services in time for Independence Day celebrations statewide, I am pleased the Senate has passed this measure and call on the Assembly to bring this measure up for a vote. I would like to congratulate...

Norris Announces 2017 Summer Reading Program

As part of his constituent outreach program, Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) announced his 2017 Summer Reading Program. The program encourages early readers, elementary and middle school students to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading over...

Norris Invites Local Students To Participate In Summer Internships

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is opening his district office for summer internships for local high school or college students. Students may be eligible to receive course credit for their internship, which will include a mixture of office work...

Norris & Niagara County Sheriff To Host Free Lifesaving Event

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,I-Lockport) is partnering with the Niagara County Sheriff’s office to host a free community event, the Yellow Dot Program, on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This program can help save lives by informing emergency...

Thank You to Teachers For Making Difference

Dear Editor: Every one of us can look back and remember that one teacher who inspired us, challenged us and helped define who we are today. Every day in our communities, teachers and educators are looking ahead, finding new ways to develop minds and...