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The Wrong Way to Fix the MTA: Congestion Pricing

Last time the Majority had control over the Senate and the Assembly, they imposed a MTA payroll tax this time around its congestion pricing, which would charge vehicles traveling below 60th street an undetermined fee. The goal is to decrease congestion...

2019 State Budget: More Tax Hikes & Missed Opportunities

“While there are a few things I am happy to see make it into this year’s state budget, there are more things that I am unhappy to see be made a priority by Assembly Majority. I’m happy to report we were able to secure funding for mental...

Montesano: The Plastic Bag Ban is Just Another Sugar-Coated Backroom Deal

Editor’s Note: Click Here(https://youtu.be/Kb1oeXy5kSA) for a downloadable .mp4 file of Assemblyman Montesano’s interview for immediate use Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is displeased with Gov. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl...

Montesano: No More Back Room Deals; Debt Should be Voter Approved

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is disappointed in the governor and the Assembly Majority for continuing their old ways of back room deals and non-voter approved debt with the passing of the Debt Service Budget bill for the 2019-20 fiscal...

Montesano Pushes to Increase Penalties for Drivers Who Flee the Scene of an Accident

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is pleased to announce he will be co-sponsoring a bill (A.3570) which would increase the penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident without reporting from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony...

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