Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding to Benefit Village of Sloan

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Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $140,000 in state funding for the Village of Sloan, including resources for summer programming, improvements to Griffith Park, and equipment for the Sloan Active Hose Company...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding to Benefit Matthew’s Table

Lord of Life funding announcemnet
Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $25,000 in state funding to benefit Matthew’s Table, a program run by Lord of Life Lutheran Church to provide monthly dinners for local seniors. The funding will be used...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces 2022 Summer Reading Challenge to Encourage Yearlong Learning

Summer Reading Challenge
Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) is inviting Western New York kids to participate in the New York State Assembly’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge in order to maintain reading proficiency and appreciate the singular joy of a good book. The...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding to Support Bellevue Fire Department with New Equipment

Bellevue Fire Dept equipment
Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she had secured $75,000 in state funding to purchase new equipment for the Bellevue Fire Department, including two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), several laptop computers, and new self-contained...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding to Support Bellevue Fire Department with New Equipment

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Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she had secured $75,000 in state funding to purchase new equipment for the Bellevue Fire Department, including two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), several laptop computers, and new self-contained...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces $125,000 in State Funding for Lancaster Fire Department Equipment, Upgrades to Fireman’s Park

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Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she had secured $125,000 for the Village of Lancaster to purchase breathing apparatus for the Lancaster Fire Department and improvements to Fireman’s Park in the Village of Lancaster....

Assemblymember Wallace: Comptroller Report Confirms Need for Regulating Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

“When I first learned in spring 2018 that local public schools were using millions of dollars in Smart School Fund money to purchase facial recognition software, I immediately raised alarm. Smart School Fund money is intended to help schools acquire...

Assemblymember Wallace: Lieutenant Governor Benjamin Resignation Necessary

“Having read the allegations by the US Attorney’s office against Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin, it’s clear to me that his resignation is needed. The allegations in the indictment are deeply troubling and allege multiple ethical and criminal violations....

Assemblymember Wallace: 2022-23 State Budget Invests in Western New York Communities

“After the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, working families are grappling with new challenges, including limited childcare and surging prices of essential goods. That’s why I advocated for and helped pass a budget that provides meaningful...

Assemblymember Wallace and Senator Comrie Call for Database of Deals to Increase Transparency

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) today called for the Legislature and Governor Hochul to include their “database of deals” legislation (A8325A/S5711A) in the final state budget. The legislation...

Assemblymember Wallace: Community Devastated by Crash Involving 3 Recent Lancaster High School Graduates

“I was devastated to learn of the horrific accident in Lancaster this week that involved three recent Lancaster High School graduates. As a parent, I cannot even begin to fathom the emotional trauma these families are experiencing. It is every parent’s...

Assemblymember Wallace, Veterans Services Agencies Call for Increased Funding for Dwyer Peer Support Program, Executive Department of Veterans’ Services

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster), joined by Assemblymember Bill Conrad (D-Tonawanda) and local veterans’ services organizations, called on the Legislature to pass funding and legislation to improve veterans’ services across New York...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces $75,000 for Program to Improve Diversity in Policing by Engaging, Educating Cheektowaga Central High School Students

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Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $75,000 for the Cheektowaga Central School District and Hilbert College to launch a Law Enforcement Pilot Program in order to educate and work with students on possible careers...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for Lancaster Police Department Vehicle Speed Trailer, Other Equipment

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured two grants totaling $55,000 to purchase vital equipment for the Lancaster Police Department, including $15,000 for the department to purchase ballistic helmets for its emergency...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for Lancaster Police Department Vehicle Speed Trailer, Other Equipment

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured two grants totaling $55,000 to purchase vital equipment for the Lancaster Police Department, including $15,000 for the department to purchase ballistic helmets for its emergency...

Assemblymember Wallace Joins State, Local Officials to Call on New York to Fully Fund ‘True Cost of Child Care’ in Erie County

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) joined with Assemblymembers Karen M. McMahon (D-Amherst) and Bill Conrad (D-Tonawanda), Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte, the Buffalo Co-Lab of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor...

Assemblymember Wallace: DOH Needs Plan to Return Masking Discretion to Schools

“For nearly two years, school administrators, faculty, and students have adhered to strict public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, most notably the universal masking order for indoor school facilities. That order is currently scheduled...

Assemblymember Wallace Honors IUPAT Volunteers for Work on Naval & Military Park

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Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) on Friday honored members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4 (IUPAT) for volunteering tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of labor to maintain the USS The Sullivans...

Assemblymember Wallace Honors IUPAT for Volunteering Labor to Maintain the USS Sullivans, Naval Park Buildings

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Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) on Friday honored members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4 for volunteering tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of labor to help maintain the USS The Sullivans...

Assemblymember Wallace: Proposed Investments in Healthcare Must be a Funding Priority

“I applaud Governor Hochul’s proposal to invest in and grow our state’s healthcare workforce. Hospitals and nursing homes have long been understaffed – an issue that was only made worse by COVID. Last year, I helped pass legislation to require...