Press Releases

Simpson Joins Push to Offer Relief for School Budgets

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) joined Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and other members of the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences at a press conference in the Capitol to introduce legislation (A.8447) allowing school districts more...

Simpson: Hochul’s Budget Proposal Lacks Solutions

“Gov. Hochul claims her state budget proposal will not raise income taxes, but it will ultimately raise taxes nonetheless and will continue to ensure New York maintains the highest taxes in the nation. Every year we hear the same thing, New York is...

Assemblyman Matt Simpson Shares His Legislative Priorities

“New York is once again a leader in outward migration. Families and businesses continue finding opportunity for an affordable and obtainable American Dream elsewhere. “Developing modern cellular and broadband connectivity remains the top priority...

Building Consensus for an Affordable New York

“This upcoming session, together we need to prioritize making New York more affordable for residents. Single-party rule is not working for residents, but I am confident we can reach sound solutions in this upcoming session,” said Simpson.

America’s Game: The Enduring Legacy Of The Army-Navy Game

The annual Army-Navy game is not merely a clash between two formidable football teams; it is a living testament to the enduring commitment of our young men and women to the ideals of duty, honor and sacrifice. Since 1890, this iconic event has symbolized...

Simpson Stands in Solidarity with Israel

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) joined many of his legislative colleagues to stand in solidarity with Israel as it faces a barrage of vicious attacks orchestrated by Hamas. Sending a powerful message of unity in a letter from state legislators,...

From Service to Sacrifice: A Veterans Day Tribute

In a nation as vast and varied as the U.S., it's easy to overlook the common thread that unites us all – the sacrifices made by our veterans. Their stories are as distinct as the stars and stripes they defend, but their unwavering commitment to our...

Holiday Reflections and New Year Hopes

Dear Friends and Neighbors, With the holiday season upon us and the start of a new year approaching, we move ahead with the promise of better days. By staying resilient, we turn obstacles into opportunities for growth, keeping a positive outlook. Believing...

State Agencies Ordered to Freeze Spending

In response to looming budget deficits, New York state agencies have been directed to implement a spending freeze in their budget proposals for the upcoming fiscal year. The call to action comes as the state faces significant financial challenges in the...

Simpson: ‘Preserve Local Voices’

In the waning moments of the legislative session, a bill with far-reaching consequences for our communities was quietly ushered through the state Legislature. Bill S.3505-B/A.4282-B, if enacted, would mandate most county and town elections to coincide...

Simpson Hosts Minority Tourism Task Force Event

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Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) hosted fellow Assemblymember and ranking Minority member of the Tourism Committee Scott Gray (R-Watertown) as part of the Minority Tourism Task Force at the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George.The task force has been...

Simpson Extends Condolences to Family and Friends of John Marcantonio

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) extends his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of John Peter Marcantonio, who died on July 22, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Marcantonio's contributions to the region were truly remarkable,...

Simpson Raises Concerns Over State’s Priorities

On Tuesday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) expressed his concerns about the governor's latest program to give free health care to prostitutes. The Sex Worker Health Pilot Program will pull $1 million in public funds from the stateDepartment of...

Simpson: Disappointed Over Closure of Longtime Manufacturing Sites

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) said today that professional hygiene brand Essity is closing its tissue manufacturing sites in New York state. This includes locations in South Glens Falls, Greenwich and Saratoga Springs, affecting roughly 300 employees....

Simpson Reflects on Passing of Tom Hoy

Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) shares his condolences after the passing of former President of Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co. Tom Hoy. Hoy’s career began with Glens Falls National nearly 50 years ago in 1974 when he started as a management...

Simpson: Session Concludes with Little to Show

“It is unfortunate this legislative session did not address New York’s most pressing matters. Instead of making New York more affordable for families, we saw a record-high budget that did little to address public safety in the state,” said Simpson....

Simpson Reflects on Lasting Impact of D-Day

Each century leaves behind its most significant day. July 4, 1776, and the birth of a free nation. July 3, 1863, the Union Army’s successful defense of Gettysburg and the turning point of the bloodiest war in American history. June 6, 1944, rises above...

Simpson and Stec Recognize Good Samaritans Who Saved Life

On Friday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) and Sen. Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) recognized North Warren residents Vivian Bravo and Elizabeth Maxwell, whose quick action and awareness saved the life of Peter Michalski. Michalski lost consciousness...

Simpson Invites Vermont Assemblyman Jarrod Sammis to Chamber Floor

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On Wednesday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C-Horicon) invited Vermont Assemblyman Jarrod Sammis to the chamber floor. Sammis represents the Rutland-3 District which includes Castleton, Vermont. He currently helps operate his family-owned real estate business...

Simpson Welcomes Willsboro Central School 5th-Grade Students

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On Wednesday, Assemblyman Matt Simpson recognized 5th-grade students from the Willsboro Central School District on the Assembly floor. These students were led by their teacher, Miss Tara Valachovic, (Heather Walsh was unable to attend). These students...