Press Releases

Assemblyman Mike Lawler Introduces the ‘New York Will Never Forget Fund’, a $50 Million Program Designed to Support 9/11-Related Museums and Non-Profits

Pearl River, NY — Today, Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River), introduced legislation that would establish the "New York Will Never Forget Fund" to provide funding and grants to non-profits that educate New Yorkers on the events of 9/11 and...

Assemblyman Mike Lawler, Rockland County Executive ED Day, and MTA Board Member Frank Borelli Slam MTA's Proposed Congestion Pricing Plan

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Nanuet, NY — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River), Rockland County Executive Ed Day, MTA Board Member Frank Borelli, and State Senate Candidate Bill Weber blasted the MTA for their absurd congestion pricing plan at a press conference in Nanuet...

Lawler Calls For Immediate Special Session To Address The “Attempted Assassination Loophole” Created By Hochul and Majority

Pearl River, NY, 7/22/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler called for an immediate special session today to address what he has coined the “Attempted Assassination Loophole” in NYS’ disastrous cashless bail law. “After yesterday’s heinous attempted...

Lawler: We Must Work Together To End Anti-Semitism

Ramapo, NY, 7/20/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement in response to news that the Town of Ramapo Police Department had arrested four individuals charged with a number of crimes, including Attempted...

Assemblyman Lawler Presents Grant To The Town Of Orangetown To Help Fund A New Splash Pad In Veterans Memorial Park

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Orangeburg, NY, 7/13/2022… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick announced today a total of $375,000 in funding, secured in the past two state budgets, to help construct a Splash Pad at the Town of Orangetown's...

Assemblyman Lawler Announces Historic State School Aid Funding and Presents Grant to the Suffern Central School District

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Suffern — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) announced today a $25,000 Bullet Aid grant, secured in this year's state budget, to go along with nearly $7 million in additional state foundation aid since 2020 for the Suffern Central School...

Senator Borrello, Assemblymen Lawler and Tague Win Lawsuit against NYS

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY – Senator George Borrello and his fellow plaintiffs, Assemblymembers Michael Lawler and Chris Tague and the organization Uniting NYS, have won their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a New York State Department of...

Lawler: We Must Work Together To End Anti-Semtism

Ramapo, NY, 6/27/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement in response to news that the Town of Ramapo Police Department had arrested an individual charged with Aggravated Harassment and a Hate Crime....

Assemblyman Mike Lawler Lauds Court's Decision to Strike Down Non-Citizen Voting in NYS

Pearl River, NY, 6/27/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement in response to the New York State Supreme Court's decision to strike down non-citizen voting in New York City. “The New York State Supreme...

Over Half A Million In Funding Set Aside In State Budget To Assist With Code Enforcement In Village Of Spring Valley

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New City, NY, 4/28/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement after a bipartisan press conference announcing that $500,000 had been set aside in the state budget to help fund code enforcement in Spring...

Lawler: Tappan Zee Bridge Renaming Bill Lives To Fight Another Day

Albany, NY, 4/25/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement after bill A.6594, which would return the name of the Tappan Zee Bridge, was not held in the Transportation Committee. "Today is a great day...

Lawler Introduces Blown Tire Tax Credit

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Orangeburg, NY, 3/25/2022…​ Earlier today, Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) was joined by Orangetown Highway Superintendent Jim Dean to introduce the Blown Tire Tax Credit. "With inflation and increasing costs across Rockland County, today I'm...

Lawler: We Stopped Governor Hochul's Plan To End Local Control Of Zoning

Pearl River, NY, 2/17/2022…​ "Over the last few months, I, along with a bipartisan coalition of state legislators and local officials, worked tirelessly to stop the radical proposal put forth by Governor Hochul and several of my Majority colleagues...

Lawler: Hochul's Radical ADU Proposal Is an Attempt to Usurp Home Rule and Local Control of Zoning

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Albany — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after holding a press conference with Assemblyman Gandolfo, Assemblyman Fitzpatrick, and other Minority state legislators where they jointly condemned Governor...

Lawler: Lift the School Mask Mandate Now

Albany — "While Governor Hochul is spiking the football on her 'lifting' of the mask mandate the week of the Super Bowl, it's galling that our children are still being stifled by a school mask mandate that many other surrounding states will no longer...

Lawler: Situation In East Ramapo Will Remain The Same Without Passage Of Educational Choice And Equity Act

Albany, NY, 1/27/2022…​ "For the past two years, I have said repeatedly, if we do not bring about fundamental change to the East Ramapo Central School District, the financial consequences would be catastrophic. Today, the State Comptroller confirmed...

Lawler: Enough With Tax-And-Spend Policies

Albany, NY, 1/18/2022…​ “Nearly one year after New York enacted its largest budget ever, with a $35 billion year-over-year increase, Governor Hochul has proposed increasing New York's budget and cementing it as the tax and spend capital of the country....

Lawler: Time To Prioritize Public Safety, Lives Are At Risk

Pearl River, NY... 1/11/21… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) was proud to join his colleagues in the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences in advocating for New Yorkers' public safety amid a skyrocket in crime across the state. Hate...

Lawler: Limiting Terms Is Good, Limiting Out-Of-Control Spending Would Be Even Better

Pearl River, NY... 1/5/21… Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after Governor Hochul's State of the State Address. "Some things never change, and Gov. Hochul’s out-of-control spending agenda is straight...

Lawler: Mask Mandate Is Government Overreach at Its Worst

Pearl River, NY — Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) released the following statement after news broke that Governor Hochul instituted a statewide mask mandate. “This newest mask mandate is government overreach at its worst," said Lawler....