News & Updates

Lalor's Bipartisan Op-Ed w/ Assmb. Skartados: Give judges ability to let sentence fit crime

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 29, 2015

In 2012, a convicted felon was fleeing from the police when he ran a red light in the City of Poughkeepsie and hit another car. Town of Poughkeepsie residents Shawn and Patricia Wonderly died in the crash, while the Wonderlys' two young children survived.

Today, as the Wonderly children grow up without parents, the killer, Ryan Floryan, who was wanted on a parole violation and was driving over twice the speed limit to avoid police, is serving a sentence that simply does not match the severity of the crime he committed.

Lalor's Albany Times Union Op-Ed: Act would honor all vets equally

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 29, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo cynically waited until three days after last year's election to veto the bipartisan Veterans' Equality Act that five months earlier passed the state Senate 57-0 and the Assembly 133-1.

In his veto message, Cuomo said that the bill should be addressed in the "broader context of negotiating the state budget." Then the governor failed to include the veterans' equality proposal in his initial budget or the subsequent amendments.

Lalor: Viacom Lays Off NY Employees While Taking Tax Dollars

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 25, 2015
East Fishkill, NY - (3/24/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is again calling on the legislature and Governor Cuomo to end the $420 million in yearly tax subsidies for Hollywood after Viacom announced it is cutting 264 employees in New York. Viacom received about $340,000 in tax credits for TV production in the fourth quarter of 2014 alone. The state has yet to release full details on all of the tax credits issued.

Lalor Asks Skelos to Stop Costly Subsidy for Billionaire

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 4, 2015

East Fishkill, NY - (3/4/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to drop the reported effort to include a giveaway to billionaire donor John Catsimatidis in the budget, which would cost New Yorkers tens of millions of dollars.

Lalor Renews Call For Assembly to Pass Consecutive Sentencing Bill After Bard College Killer Sentencing

By Kieran Lalor, on Feb 25, 2015
East Fishkill, NY - (2/25/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is renewing his call for the Assembly to pass legislation that would toughen sentencing for multip