Press Releases

McDonough Honored By LiveOnNY for His Organ Donation Advocacy

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Karen Cummings, a Public & Professional Education Specialist for LiveOnNY, presented Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) with a plaque from LiveOnNY, thanking him for his organ donation advocacy.“LiveOnNY is a staple of our community as...

McDonough Recognizes Division Avenue Key Club for Generous Pet Food Drive Donations

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Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) proudly recognized members of the Division Avenue High School Key Club for their large donation to his annual pet food drive which ran this past Spring.“I am pleased to recognize a wonderful group of students...

McDonough Honors American Heroes on Memorial Day

“For nearly 250 years, our country has had the great fortune of being protected by millions of selfless Americans prepared to give their lives in defense of our country. It is incumbent upon every American to pay tribute to all of those heroes on...

McDonough Introduces Local Constituent Attending West Point

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Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) commemorated West Point Day at the state Assembly on Wednesday, May 1. McDonough was thrilled to be joined by and introduce his constituent and West Point Cadet, Matthew Montera, to the Assembly. This annual...

McDonough to Host Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) announced he will be hosting his annual Car Seat Safety Check event on Friday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cure of Ars Church in Merrick. Parents are encouraged to stop by and get a free inspection...

McDonough Honors Rattlesnake Jones Owners with Assembly Proclamation

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Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) presented Rattlesnake Jones owners Carole and Margaret Mueller with a State Assembly proclamation in honor of their over 25 years of operation in the community.“R.S. Jones has been a staple in our community...

McDonough Continues Push for Bill to Aid Gold Star Families after Gov. Cuomo Joins Call For Passage

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is continuing the fight for legislation that would allow dependents and spouses of veterans killed in the line of duty to attend SUNY or CUNY institutions at virtually no cost. In an interview this week, Gov....

McDonough Announces Restoration of Veterans’ Healthcare Programs in New State Budget

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) has stood with veterans since the governor and the Assembly Majority proposed gutting funding for the Joseph P. Dwyer Program and veterans benefits advising from their proposed budgets. This week, McDonough announced...

McDonough Helps Deliver Permanent Property Tax Cap

“Today is the culmination of a long effort by the Assembly Minority Conference to bring about meaningful tax relief to New York residents who desperately need it. Addressing the reckless spending and tax increases by Assembly Majority will be the...

As Budget Bills Appear, McDonough Demands Permanent Tax Cap Be Solidified

March 29, Albany – With budget bills hanging in the balance two days before the April 1 deadline, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is committed to staying in Albany until legislators pass and Gov. Cuomo signs the critical permanent 2 percent...

McDonough Calls for Mental Health Funding and Raises for Direct-Care Workers to be Budget Priority

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) [pictured left of podium] speaking at a press conference calling for restoration to mental health support housing and pay increases for direct-care workers on Wednesday, March 20
This week, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) urged fellow lawmakers to fully fund mental health support housing in this year’s state budget along with providing a living wage to direct-care workers who administer care to much of the disabled...

McDonough Stands with Vets against Proposed Healthcare Cuts

As the April 1 budget deadline nears, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today voiced outrage that Gov. Cuomo and the Assembly Majority plans to gut funding for the Joseph P. Dwyer Program and Veterans Counseling Services Program in this year’s...

McDonough Condemns the Assembly Majority’s Tax & Spend Budget Wish list

“New York City Majority members are rolling out plans for tax hikes to the tune of $5.7 billion over the next two years during a time when New Yorkers are struggling to get by and residents continue to flee our state.“If that wasn’t bad...

McDonough Announces Return of ‘Baxter’s Pet Pantry’ Pet Food Drive

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today announced that he is once again participating in the 8th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge to be held from March 7th through April 30th. McDonough said he is honored to host this event once again...

McDonough, Assembly Minority Outline ‘Budget Blueprint for a Better NY’

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick), along with the Assembly Minority Conference, Wednesday introduced the ‘Budget Blueprint for a Better NY,’ a set of funding and tax cut proposals aimed at helping students, homeowners, small businesses,...

McDonough Leads Charge to Invest In Local Infrastructure

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Following the Assembly Minority Conference’s statewide Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick), Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, is calling for a number...

More Giveaways to Illegals While Middle-Class Struggles

“At a time when the average college debt is north of $39,000 per student, Assembly Majority’s solution is to use our tax dollars to make it easier for illegal aliens to afford college – mindboggling.“College costs have skyrocketed...

McDonough: ‘New Year, Same Old Promises’

“While I am encouraged that Gov. Cuomo has pledged to increase education aid and end New York’s embarrassing exodus rate – we have heard this tune before and I am not convinced. “The governor continues to tell us New York is thriving,...

McDonough Determined To Check NYC Agenda as Legislature Reopens

“This is setting up to be one of the most crucial terms in my career as New York City lawmakers control all three chambers, and rumblings of excessive tax increases and a siphoning of resources away from Long Island are deeply concerning.“With...

McDonough Applauds New Law Protecting Private School Students of Which He Was Original Author

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) was the original author of legislation that was signed into law late Friday by Gov. Cuomo which mandates that private school administrations must report allegations of abuse as is currently the case with public...