News & Updates

Cuomo Puts Politics Before Jobs and Science

By Kieran Lalor, on Dec 17, 2014

Statement on Governor Cuomo's Hydraulic Fracturing Ban from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill)

 "Governor Cuomo is putting politics above jobs for struggling New Yorkers with his decision to ban hydraulic fracturing. Other states drill safely and we can drill safely in New York too. The natural gas industry has been an incredible boon for the economy across the United States, but not in New York. Drilling is putting America on the path to energy independence, but Cuomo's New York isn't playing a part."

Lalor Announces Salute to Law Enforcement Day

By Kieran Lalor, on Dec 9, 2014

East Fishkill, NY - (12/9/14) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is organizing a Salute to Law Enforcement Day to recognize local law enforcement officers for their service. The event is planned for early January 2015.

"Every day the dedicated efforts of our police officers keep our communities safe," said Lalor. "They protect our homes, our schools, and our streets. They do it with professionalism even under the strain of a dangerous job. I'm grateful for their commitment to us and I'm proud to honor their work. The overwhelming amount of good work they do can be overshadowed by politics sometimes. While some are twisting tragedies to score political points, it's important for us to recognize and remember our police officers for their bravery and service."  

Assemblyman Lalor's Salute to Law Enforcement Day is planned for early January 2015. Further details will be announced in the coming days.

Poughkeepsie Journal Legislative Spotlight by Assemblyman Lalor: Hold special session to pass Veterans Buyback Bill

By Kieran Lalor, on Dec 1, 2014

Three days after Election Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed the bipartisan Veterans Buyback Bill, passed by the state Legislature back in June. It passed the state Senate 57-0 and the state Assembly 133-1.

Does Cuomo Support NY Democrat Plan to Let Illegal Immigrants Vote?

By Kieran Lalor, on Nov 20, 2014

Cuomo Amnesty Scheme

East Fishkill, NY - (11/20/14) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) responded to Governor Cuomo's support for the Obama Administration's amnesty scheme by again asking Cuomo to take a stand on the New York Democrat proposal to allow non-citizens and illegal immigrants to vote.

"For months Cuomo has kept quiet about the State Senate Democrats' plan to allow illegal immigrants and non-citizens to vote," said Lalor. "Now he's endorsing President Obama's unconstitutional end run around Congress. It's time for the governor to tell us what he thinks about his fellow New York Democrats who want to allow illegal immigrants to vote in state elections. Cuomo is endorsing the president's lawless disregard for the Constitution. You have to worry he has the same disregard for the sanctity of elections."

239 Years of Honor, Courage & Commitment - 10 November 1775 - 10 November 2014

By Kieran Lalor, on Nov 10, 2014
As we celebrate the 239th birthday of the  Marine Corps today, on the eve of Veterans Day, it is fascinating to explore why the smallest branch of the armed forces holds such a big place in American society.
To start, Marines historically have taken disproportionate casualties, a trend that has continued during the global war on terror. The Marine Corps makes up less than 11% of the U.S.