Press Releases

Smullen: Local Municipalities Deserve All the Help We Can Offer

Assemblyman Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) joined with highway superintendents, municipal leaders and fellow legislators to advocate for CHIPS increases
As municipal leaders and highway officials throughout the state traveled to Albany to voice their concerns over infrastructure funding, Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) and his colleagues assured them that the Assembly Minority conference stood...

Smullen Condemns Further Infringements on Constitutional Rights

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) warns of another unjust gun control bill, forced through the Assembly on March 4, 2019. Assembly Bill 2686A creates penalties for anyone who fails to properly follow the strict firearm storage regulations set...

Smullen Joins Conference to Announce Budget Priorities

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref- Meco) joined his colleagues on February 27 to announce their priorities as budget negotiations begin in Albany. The Assembly Minority Conference unveiled their “Budget Blueprint for a Better NY,” which prioritizes...

Smullen: Failed Amazon Deal Shows Worst of Cuomo

"Why did governor want to hand out over $3 billion of taxpayer dollars to one of the richest companies in the world in the first place? The governor found $3 billion to give to Amazon, while upstate communities receive pennies on the dollar in state...

Smullen Joins His Colleagues to Protest Gov’s Cuts to At-Home Care Workers

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) joined fellow legislators and advocates to protect the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), which is a Medicaid program that provides cost-efficient alternative at-home services to New Yorkers...

Single-Payer Health Care: Higher Taxes, Lower Quality Care

“Coinciding with a Health Committee Budget Hearing today, the idea of introducing a single-payer health care system was suggested as a solution to fix our healthcare woes. To put it simply, this is a reckless idea. This would take away New Yorkers’...

Smullen ‘Fired Up’ About Further Firearm Restrictions

“Today the New York City Assembly Majority continued their assault on the Second Amendment with another package of restrictive gun legislation,” said Smullen. “When a downstate majority decides to dictate how New Yorkers live their lives,...

Smullen: The Governor Needs To Chip-In More for Municipal Chips Funding

On Monday, January 28, Assemblyman Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) joined his colleagues to announce their comprehensive plan to provide New Yorkers with adequate infrastructure funding.
Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) joined his colleagues on Monday to report on the findings of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation. The purpose of the task force was to consult local experts and transportation...

Smullen: The Governor’s Pipe Dream Becomes an Expensive Reality

“I understand the importance and value of higher education in our society, but this measure will only expand our ballooning state debt. The governor’s proposal adds an additional $27 million to a state education system that is already struggling...

Assemblyman Smullen Plans to Take on Cuomo’s Agenda, Fight to Uphold Liberties

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref.-Meco) greets his new colleagues
“I am excited to get right to work,” said Smullen. “Unfortunately, we have an unchecked governor who pushes his agenda through back-door deals. We need to make sure the people of upstate New York have proper representation and a voice that...

Assemblyman Smullen Sworn Into Legislature, Prepared To Produce Results

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) sworn into the State Assembly
Today, Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,Ref-Meco) was sworn in as representative of the 118th Assembly District in Albany. His ceremony was administered by Kevin Engel in the Legislative Office Building. The 118th District, in the heart of Adirondack Park,...