Press Releases

McDonough: April Is National Donate Life Month

Long Island Assembly Minority Conference Calls for Empire Zone in Nassau County

The Long Island Assembly minority conference representing Nassau and Suffolk counties today was united in calling for creation of an Empire Zone in Nassau County, one of 11 counties in the state still not part of the Empire Zones program. Several business...

Long Island Assembly Minority Delegation Calls for School District Aid Restoration

The Assembly Minority delegation representing Long Island is supporting a proposal that would restore Comprehensive Operating Aid (COA) to school districts throughout the state as a one-time retroactive restoration aid payment for the 2003-04 and 2004-05...

McDonough Demands Action on Civil Confinement Legislation by the Assembly

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) was joined by fellow minority Assembly members and Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro at a press conference in Albany to call for immediate action on legislation that would keep dangerous...

McDonough to Host Mobile DMV Van Day

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) will host the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ mobile outreach van from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 1 at the Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh. "I am pleased, along with...

McDonough Demands Action on Civil Confinement Legislation by the Assembly

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) was joined by fellow Assembly minority members and Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro at a press conference in Albany to call for immediate action on legislation that would keep dangerous...

McDonough Supports Effort to Create Joint Bipartisan Legislative Process Task Force

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) joined Assembly and Senate colleagues in supporting legislation that would create a bipartisan Senate-Assembly task force to examine long-standing legislative procedures and recommend changes to the lawmaking...

McDonough Calls for Reform of State’s 'Vicarious Liability' Law

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick), shown here speaking at a press conference in Albany, and fellow minority Assembly members today called for reform of an antiquated state law that costs New York consumers millions of dollars each year and...

Assemblyman McDonough Offers State Winter Ski & Travel Guides

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C-North Merrick) is announcing availability of the 2004-2005 "New York State Ski and Travel Guide." The guide is published by the state’s Empire Development Agency and features a sampling of New York’s...

Assemblyman McDonough Calls for Restoration of Sales Tax Exemption

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-North Merrick) recently called on Gov. George Pataki and the state Legislature to reinstate the sales tax exemption on purchases of clothing and shoes costing less than $110. The sales tax was originally eliminated...

McDonough Hails Bipartisan Agreement Proposal for Reforming Assembly Rules

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is hailing the bipartisan agreement designed to reform Assembly rules because it would dramatically improve the conduct of legislative business. "New Yorkers deserve an open, accountable and efficient...

McDonough and Assembly Minority Conference Unveil ‘Excelsior 2005’

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and the members of the Assembly Minority conference today announced a new action plan designed to reinvigorate the state’s economy, reform state government, protect New Yorkers, improve the education...

McDonough: Assembly Minority And Brennan Center Call On Legislature To Make Reform 'Priority No. 1' For 2005 Session

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and fellow members of the Assembly Minority conference today were joined at an Albany press conference by representatives of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law to call on...

McDonough: Task Force on Sex Crimes Against Children and Women Begins Second Phase of Investigation

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick), a member of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Sex Crimes Against Children and Women, heard testimony today from law enforcement officials and experts in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault...

McDonough Joins Colleagues in Calling for Summertime Tax Break on Gasoline and Diesel Fuel

State Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and his Assembly Minority colleagues were joined by the president of the New York State Association of Convenience Stores and the New York State Motor Truck Association to call for a tax break that...

Assemblyman McDonough Honors the Flag, Country and Military

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and fellow members of the Assembly today led a public recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the state Capitol in Albany in honor of the 50th anniversary of the pledge and American troops fighting terrorism....

McDonough, Assembly Minority Conference, Victim’s Family and Law Enforcement Community Demand Stiffer Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) and his fellow Assembly Minority conference colleagues were joined at a press conference in Albany by local and Syracuse-area law enforcement officials and the parents of a hit-and-run victim to call for...

McDonough Salutes Budget Reform Agreement

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) saluted the members of a joint Senate-Assembly conference committee for agreeing on a plan to bring about meaningful budget reform. The agreement comes despite New York’s 20th consecutive year without...

Assemblyman McDonough Offers Long Island Travel Guides

Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C-North Merrick) is announcing the availability of the "2004 Long Island Travel Guide." The guide is published by the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and features a sample of what attractions to...

McDonough Wants You to Protect Yourself Against Home Improvement Scams

Spring is here and so too is the unofficial start of the home improvement season. Homeowners thinking of repairing, improving, adding on or remodeling their home are being reminded by state Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) to protect themselves...