Press Releases

Norris Calls for Reform Of “Raise The Age”

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), members of their conference, district attorneys and law enforcement from across the state at a press conference today in the State Capitol calling for reforms...

Norris Wants a Back-To-Basics Budget to Benefit New Yorkers

New Yorkers do their best to get by. But this is the Empire State. Our motto is Excelsior. Don’t the hardworking people of this state deserve more than just “getting by?” The reality is that if our government doesn’t focus on a back-to-basics...

Norris Calls for Increase for Local Infrastructure

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“For the future of our state, it’s essential that this budget gets back to basics. Safe, passable roads, bridges and culverts and sewers that provide drainage from flooding and protect our water supply are the basic services our government should...

Norris Announces March Mobile Office Hours In Royalton & Pendleton

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) today announced he is expanding his monthly Mobile Office Hours in Pendleton to the Town of Royalton as well in the month of March. Both events will be held at their respective town halls, with full event details...

Norris Hosting Blood Drive & Free Hands-Only CPR Classes

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) is partnering with the American Red Cross to offer the public two lifesaving opportunities to pay it forward. A community blood drive will be held on March 27, 2023, at the Lockport YMCA from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and...

Volunteer Firefighters & EMS Workers Need Our Help!

The men and women who volunteer to serve as firefighters and emergency medical personnel are some of the most selfless citizens, the truest embodiment of being a good neighbor and deserving of all our thanks and appreciation.As I continue to attend local...

Ortt & Norris Announce Legislation to Assist Volunteer Firefighters & EMTS For Personal Vehicle Use in Performing Duties

New York State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) are announcing new legislation they have introduced that would assist volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers for costs relating to using their personal...

Norris & Students Can “Heart-Ly” Wait To Brighten Seniors’ Valentine’s Day

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) could “heart-ly” wait to kick off his annual Valentines for Seniors event this year. The assemblyman joined students in making valentines this year at Saint John the Baptist School in Alden, one of the eight...

Norris: Gov.’s Budget Does Little to Stop Exodus of New Yorkers

“The number one reason New Yorkers are moving out of state is because this state is too expensive, but today we heard yet another ‘tax-and-spend’ plan that ignores this reality and will only exasperate it further. The more people New York taxes...

Norris Announces Pendleton Mobile Office Hours

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C- Lockport) is announcing monthly Mobile Office Hours in Pendleton will begin in February at the Pendleton Town Hall. Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the monthly office hours will be attended by staff...

Norris Appointed Assembly Transportation Committee Minority Ranker

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) has been appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) to lead the Assembly Transportation Committee for the Minority conference. Norris has served as a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee...

Norris: Albany Must Act to Restore Public Safety

“The most basic role of government is to ensure public safety. However, since the passage of the so-called bail reforms in 2019, which I voted against, our state has only become less safe as our judicial system was turned into a revolving door for repeat...

Norris: NY Must Be Made More Affordable

If former Gov. Cuomo felt people were moving out of state because of the weather, why has Gov. Kathy Hochul decided to limit how New Yorkers stay warm during blizzard season by banning gas stoves? This question highlights the fact that the new executive...

Norris Congratulates FASNY President

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Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) presented a New York State Proclamation to commemorate the appointment of Ed Tase as the president of the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY). Tase is a constituent of the 144th Assembly District...

Norris on 2023 State of the State

“New York’s population loss is a reality and it’s because of high taxes, a high cost of living and diminished quality of life. It’s great that the governor is finally listening to this message – for it’s been going on for far too long, especially...

Norris: Some Good News From Albany

Often, you will hear from me about the struggles and frustrations of the downstate driven majorities’ agenda which is not consistent with upstate values, however, it is important to pause this time of year and point out some of the good legislation...

Norris: A Season Of Thanks Before Us!

I have been working hard to align Albany’s focus with that of Western New York, and that means getting back to basics. In fact, on day one when Gov. Hochul first took office, I sent her a letter with my “Back to Basics” plan and urged her to take...

Norris Calls on State Labor Commissioner to Reject Plan to Reduce Farm Workweek

Agriculture remains our number one industry in New York State. Our land and small family farms produce an abundant yield of crops and products, and we are very fortunate here to have such access to them. A few weeks ago, the Farm Laborers Wage Board...

Norris Blasts Farm Labor Wage Board Decision

“With New Yorkers already struggling to afford groceries and gas with the rising costs of inflation, it is unfathomable that non-elected bureaucrats at the Farm Labor Wage Board are going to make it harder and more expensive to feed a family in our...

Norris Announces New Inflation Protection Plan

It seems no matter how hard we work these days, the cost of daily essentials is having an impact on everyone’s quality of life. Inflation is forcing tough choices. Though we’ve heard leaders in Washington or Albany talk, we need action to make the...