News & Updates

MSG Tax Break Vote Was Missed Opportunity to Stand Against Cronyism

By Kieran Lalor, on May 10, 2016

Albany, NY - (5/10/16) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) said the defeat of a bill to end the $48.5 million property tax break for Madison Square Garden at today's Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee meeting was a missed opportunity to stand up against cronyism.

Lalor: 3 Huge Corp. Welfare Schemes Failing NY Taxpayers, Job Seekers, Small Businesses‏

By Kieran Lalor, on May 9, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (5/3/16) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor slammed New York's film tax credit program as wasteful corporate welfare again today with the revelation in a report from Empire State Development that appears to state that the average hire under the program is paid only $4,449.76 while New York taxpayers subsidize an average of $2,921.71 for those jobs. The just released Empire State Development report covers numbers for the fourth quarter of 2015. The average amount paid was obtained by dividing $208,280,088.00 in credit eligible wages by 46,807 total hires.

Budget is a Job Killer With Few Positive Provisions

By Kieran Lalor, on Apr 5, 2016

 Dear Friends,

The handful of modestly-positive aspects of the budget are dramatically outweighed by the secret and rushed process that produced it, as well as the anti-business provisions, increased spending, Safe Act funding, and continuation of massive corporate welfare schemes among other deficiencies.

To put into perspective how liberal this budget is, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the former Bronx County Democrat Chair, said of it, “This is exactly type of budget that Democrats dream about.” For the reasons stated below, I voted against this year’s budget.

Lalor Joins Farm Bureau and Local Small Businesses in Appeal to Oppose $15 Minimum Wage

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 23, 2016

Family farmers and small business owners joined together yesterday at Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction to ask state lawmakers to oppose the $15 minimum wage. The April first budget deadline is just days away, and the coalition remains united in its efforts to defeat what will be a tough blow to local employers. The consequences of a 67% wage hike are far reaching. The small businesses shared their personal stories of what this will mean to each of them, including the decisions that will have to be made to compensate for the major increase in labor costs.

Board of Parole Failed to Follow the Law in Release of Brutal Murderer, Should Rescind Parole

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 10, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (3/10/16) - New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – East Fishkill) is calling on the Board of Parole to rescind its decision to grant parole for brutal murderer and rapist Terry Losicco after revelations that the board made its decision to grant parole without following the law's requirement that victim input be considered.