Press Releases

Miller Announces OPWDD Has Authorized Home Visits and Community Outings for Group Home Residents And Resumption of Day Hab Programs

On July 13, Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) planned to host a Zoom press conference with Assembly members Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston), John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield), Brian Manktelow (R,C,I,Ref-Lyons), Jake...

Miller & Advocates: Secure Visitation in Group Homes

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) has continuously advocated for the special-needs population in our state. Most recently, Miller joined forces with Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) and Assemblyman Ed...

Miller Holds Press Conference to Call for Group Home Visitation, Home Visits and Opening of Day Hab Programs

On June 15, Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) was joined by Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston), Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for a Zoom press conference...

Miller, Walsh, Ra: Fighting for All

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) and Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) are teaming up to advocate for the safe and responsible reopening of group home visitation...

Miller: There’s More to Be Done

After successfully campaigning for summer school programs for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Assemblywoman Missy Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) is waiting on a directive for guidelines for the programs to start. In the meantime,...

Breaking: Miller Secures Summer School Programs for Special Needs Students

After months of advocating and working with the governor’s office to find a solution to safely allow students with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) to have in-person school based instruction over the summer, Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy”...

Miller: Put Politics Aside

“Instead of focusing on providing critical relief that many citizens across our state so desperately need, the package of bills presented put poor policies first. Policies that make it easier to commit voter fraud by removing the requirement that...

Calling on the Governor to Give New Yorkers a Voice

As time passes, it has become frighteningly apparent that our governor is out of control. Or should I say in total control - of all of us. In early March when this virus first surfaced in New York, the Legislature was presented with a bill that would...

Miller: Fighting for All to Have a Voice

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) wrote a letter to Gov. Cuomo calling for representation of population-dense regions of the state and the special-needs community on the Reimagine Education Advisory Council. Currently,...

New Yorkers Continue to be Left Behind

“It’s extremely disappointing that once again, the state budget is full of policy and pet project capital funding, while funding to programs for our most vulnerable populations is flat, cut, and in some cases, eliminated. In the midst of the...

Set Politics Aside, Do What’s Best for New Yorkers

“I’m calling on the governor and my colleagues across the aisle to do the right thing. The people of New York deserve a budget that has no controversial policy disguised as leverage,” said Miller. “Now, in the midst of this public...

Miller Hosts Home Care Support Forum In Albany, Seeks Feedback And Input From Disability Community

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) hosted a home care support forum in Albany to hear firsthand from families, individuals and agencies in the home care sector about their experiences and the obstacles they face when...

Miller: Our Local Roads Matter

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I- Atlantic Beach) joined highway officials and legislators at a rally in Albany today requesting $150 million in funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). CHIPS...

Miller: Funding For Our Veterans Needs To Be Restored Now

“It’s outrageous that the governor’s budget proposes nearly $6 million in cuts to programs for our veterans. These programs are so important in helping veterans transition back to civilian life. Additionally, the Joseph P. Dwyer Peer-to-Peer...

Miller: Green Light Law Puts New Yorkers’ Safety At Risk

“The Green Light Law is currently restricting federal law enforcement’s access to New York’s DMV database, which causes huge concerns for our public safety. Our federal law enforcement agencies, such as ICE and Homeland Security, view this...

Miller Calls for Repeal of Bail Reform

“I was proud to join law enforcement officials in Albany to rally against bail reform. I’ve heard of a family who has lost a loved one or a victim being re-victimized after their perpetrator has been released back into the community. How many...

Miller To Introduce Legislation To Aid Island Park School District

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) announced she is introducing legislation that will provide funding relief to Island Park School District. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has challenged its assessment, which...

Miller Condemns Bail Reform

“I was happy to stand alongside my colleagues and law enforcement officials at a press conference today condemning the dangerous bail “reform” laws passed by the majorities. We were joined by family members who have been impacted by these...

Miller Appointed To Health Committee

Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) has been appointed to the Assembly Committee on Health. For over 25 years, she worked in both professional and volunteer capacities to help train hundreds of pediatric residents on...

Miller Reacts to Gov. Cuomo’s State Of The State Address

“I am disappointed that Gov. Cuomo has once again failed to address funding toward disability and homecare services, and has not done enough to address the recent spike of religious hate crimes. It isn’t enough to just say we are going to push...