Press Releases

Another Stop in Salka Mask Distribution Drive

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is working tirelessly to help supply necessary protective masks to essential workers around the district. Salka’s again stopping around the district to ensure essential workers are equipped to fight COVID-19....

Salka Supports Volunteers and EMS Workers in Face of Pandemic

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is cosponsoring a bill to provide emergency funding to volunteer firefighters and EMS workers who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Salka is concerned that the economical impact towards New...

Salka's Plan to Jump-Start NY

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) and his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference are calling on legislative leaders to implement an initiative to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on New York’s economy. Jump-Start New...

Salka Slams Final Budget

“It has been frustrating and disappointing to say the least that in the midst of a global pandemic, most discussions about the state budget have revolved around issues such as banning Styrofoam takeout containers and funding political campaigns with...

Salka Calls for Focus on Pandemic during Budget Process

“In the midst of a crisis like this we do not have time to waste debating issues unrelated to the massive threat we all face as New Yorkers. We are facing a concern more critical than legalizing marijuana, and it pains me to see so many of my Majority...

Salka Stands By Local Businesses: Calls For Passage of Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is standing up for small businesses that are being harmed by the COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise known as coronavirus, by working with Assembly Minority leadership to pass the “Small Business Emergency Recovery...

Salka Speaks At Home-Care Support Forum

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) recently spoke at a home-care support forum on the needs of home-care workers and the necessary attention that must be given to those who need care. Salka answered questions and gave support to numerous initiatives...

Salka Supporting Local Fire Departments

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) has been hard at work facilitating a series of equipment sharing between local fire departments in the 121st AD. Many upstate fire departments are struggling for volunteers, equipment and resources. Salka has...

Salka: Giving Veterans’ Back Their Voice

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) attended a rally today to fight for funding for veterans’ mental health and support programs. Voices for Veterans is a statewide initiative to fight against cuts to veterans’ programs. Salka is resolved...

Salka Distressed Over Lack of Consensus on Bail Reform

“It’s greatly disappointing to see the disregard that some state Majority politicians are having to the outpouring of demand to repeal bail reform. It was the centerpiece of the public safety hearing today but there was zero gravity given to...

Salka Opposes Green Light Bill: Federal Government Punishes All New Yorkers

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is once again voicing his opposition to the Green Light Bill from last session which granted illegal aliens the ability to obtain New York drivers’ licenses. The federal government has come into conflict...

Salka Holds Bail Reform Press Conference

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) hosted a press conference to call for a repeal of bail reform. Salka was joined by his peers in the Minority Conference, Sen. James L. Seward, local law enforcement and concerned citizens. Salka and his peers...

Salka Attends Rally Calling For Full Bail Reform Repeal

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) attended a rally in Albany today, standing with over 250 members of law enforcement, state senators and assemblymen, calling for a full repeal of bail reform. Salka echoes the message of the rally to prevent...

Salka To Host Town Hall Discussion

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) will be hosting an official town hall in Laurens from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18. The focus of the event will be about the greatest needs of the district and to answer questions. Salka...

Salka Announces Grant to Enhance Vernon Water District

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is thrilled to announce a grant for the town of Vernon in the amount of $50,000 to assist bringing the Town of Vernon Center Water District up to code. Water sources have been contaminated by a large salt site...

Salka Joins Call to Fully Repeal Bail Reform

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) attended a press conference this morning held by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and the Assembly Minority Conference to call for the full repeal of the bail reform measures from last...

Salka Named To Health Committee

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) has been named to the Assembly Committee on Health for the 2020 Legislative Session. As a former health care professional working both in public and private practice, Salka knows the ins and outs of the Medicaid...

State of the State: Hot Air and Empty Promises

“I was immensely disappointed with the content of the governor’s address. With token effort put toward solving the public safety crisis caused by the disastrous bail reform laws, a cavalcade of downstate pet projects that only exacerbate the...

Protecting Our Justice System, Protecting Our Communities

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) has joined many of his colleagues in sponsoring a new bill introduced by Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) to repeal the criminal justice package passed by the Assembly. The package of bills was condemned...

Salka Joins Upstate Farm Tour

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) recently attended an upstate farm tour in Schoharie County to bring different legislators and ways of life together to see upstate’s unique agricultural economy. The tour focused on bringing legislators...