Press Releases

Assemblywoman Solages Calls for Rapid Testing Sites in Nassau Communities of Color

Solages calls for rapid testing sites in communities of color.
Elmont, NY – As more governments release COVID-19 health data, the results are showing that people of color, including African-Americans and Latinos, are infected at rates disproportionate to their percentage of the state’s population. Assemblywoman...

COVID-19 Important Numbers/Emails/Links

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Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages 2020 Constituent Questionnaire Survey Results

Teleconference Town Hall on Coronavirus - COVID-19

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:30pm

Assemblywoman Solages Secures Nearly $800,000 in Smart School Aid for Sewanhaka Central School District

Elmont, New York – New York State Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, along with Senators Todd Kaminsky and Anna Kaplan secured nearly $800,000 in Smart School funding for the Sewanhaka Central High School District as part of the 2014 Smart Schools...

Assembly Majority Provided Emergency Coronavirus Funding

The Assembly Majority helped pass $40 million in emergency funding to hire and train additional health care workers and purchase necessary equipment and supplies to ensure New York is prepared if novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread.
“Recently, I helped pass $40 million in emergency funding to deal with the emerging novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threat because it’s crucial that we invest in the necessary resources we need to combat this evolving, serious public health issue...

Assemblywoman Solages: New Law Will Help Curb Nuisance Calls and Safeguard Personal Information

Asw. Helps Pass Legislation to Curb Robocalls and Safeguard Personal Data
“Over the past several years, the number of nuisance phone calls received by consumers has skyrocketed. Millions of calls per month are from telemarketers who often pose a risk to our privacy and personal information. That’s why I helped pass...

Asw. Solages Issues Statement on Federal Public Charge Rule Taking Effect

Assemblywoman Solages issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s public charge rule that goes into effect as of February 24, 2020
Elmont, NY – Today, Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s public charge rule that goes into effect as of February 24, 2020:“The federal administration continues...

A New Community Garden for the 22nd Assembly District

Gregory Sandor, the Executive Director of Cornell University Cooperative Extension - Nassau County, tours the East Meadow Farm with Farm Manager Mary Callanan and Assembly-member Michaelle Solages. (L-R: Gregory Sandor, Executive Director of Cornell Unive
Elmont, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, is in the exploratory phase of creating a new community garden in the 22nd Assembly District. Community gardens provide many benefits to their neighborhoods,...

New Roads for a New Century in Bellerose Village

Bellerose Village Mayor Kenneth Moore & Deputy Mayor Joseph Juliano meet with Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages in the field at the 2019 Road Project Site. (L-R: Deputy Mayor Joe Juliano, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and Mayor Ken Moore)
Bellerose Village, NY – On Saturday, January 11, 2020 Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Mayor Ken Moore, and his Road Project team toured the newly renovated roads on the west end of Bellerose Village. Mayor Moore thanked Assemblywoman Solages for...

Assemblymember Solages Passes Tough New Limousine Safety Measures

Assemblymember Solages Passes Tough New Limousine Safety Measures
Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) announced that she passed legislation to improve limousine safety and better protect New Yorkers. These include measures to impose stricter oversight on stretch limousines and drivers, provide easy and accessible...

Asw. Solages Seeks Input through Legislative Survey

Asw. Solages Seeks Input through Legislative Survey
Elmont, NY – With the start of the 2020 legislative session in January, Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages invites all residents of the 22nd Assembly District to participate in the annual legislative survey. Participants will have the opportunity...

Assw. Solages Rallies with Long Island Cares to Save Emergency Food Services for 4,000 Long Island Seniors

Nassau County, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages, who chairs the Assembly Taskforce on Farm, Food & Nutrition Policy, and Senator John Brooks joined Long Island Cares for a press conference to call upon the New York State...

Assemblywoman Solages Statement on Newsday Report on Racism in LI Housing

In response to a three-year Newsday investigation which found Long Island real-estate agents' widespread unequal treatment against Hispanic, Asian, and black homebuyers, Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages, the first person of Haitian descent elected...

Assw. Solages Introduces Bill to Ban Virginity Exams

Valley Stream, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages has submitted legislation to prohibit the performance of hymen exams, commonly known as “virginity test”, on women as a means to prove virginity status. According to the World Congress...

Assw. Solages’ Issues Statement on the Trump Administration’s Extension of TPS Documentation for Six Countries

In response to the Department of Homeland Security extending temporary protection status documentation for TPS recipients from the countries of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021, Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages,...

Assemblywoman Solages' and Senator Parker’s Statement on the NCAA Announcement to Allow Student Athletes to Profit from their Name and Likeness

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Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and State Senator Kevin Parker and released the following statement after the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it would begin deliberations to permit college athletes to profit from their names, images...

Assw. Solages Introduces the New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act in the Assembly

Albany, NY — Today, Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages announces that she joins the campaign for pay equity in collegiate sports as the Assembly sponsor of the New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act.This legislation gives athletes...

Gov Signs AW Solages’ Legislation Allowing Contributions Towards Child Abuse Prevention on Personal Income Tax Return Forms

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages announces Governor Cuomo signed her legislation to provide for the inclusion of a check-off box on personal income tax return forms for the purpose of making a gift to the William B. Hoyt Memorial...

Statement from Assemblywoman Solages on Gov. Cuomo Signing the Patient Protection Act

Recently, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.3171/A.264B) protecting patients from excessive out-of-network hospital emergency charges, including hospital inpatient services that follow an emergency room visit. The new law requires health...