Kieran Lalor

Lalor: Don't Expand Hollywood Tax Subsidies, Cut Them

By Kieran Lalor, on Jun 15, 2016

East Fishkill, NY - (6/15/16) -  Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on the Assembly to reject legislation that would expand New York's film credit for several counties. The legislation is likely to be considered by the Assembly before the session ends on Thursday.

Lalor and Molinaro Run 13.1 Miles, Encourage Others to Support Local Organizations

By Kieran Lalor, on Jun 13, 2016

 East Fishkill, NY - (6/13/16) -Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro completed yesterday's Walkway Half Marathon in near photo finish fashion. Lalor completed the race in 2 hours 5 minutes and 38 seconds while Molinaro completed the race in 2 hours 6 minutes 20 seconds.

Lalor was running for Julie's Jungle while Molinaro was running for Abilities First. Lalor and Molinaro have announced that both will contribute $500 to the others' not-for-profit and are encouraging the community to contribute also.

Veterans Equality Act Finally Puts All Vets on Equal Footing

By Kieran Lalor, on Jun 1, 2016

Statement on Governor Cuomo's Signing of the Veterans Equality Act from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill)

Update: Veterans Equality Act Delivered to Governor's Desk

By Kieran Lalor, on May 20, 2016

Albany, NY - (5/19/16) - After the Veterans Equality Act was delivered to Governor Cuomo's desk today, Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking Governor Cuomo to sign it into law.

Lalor: 513,698 Tax Dollars Per Job for Foreign Workers?‏

By Kieran Lalor, on May 18, 2016

Albany, NY - (5/18/16) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking SolarCity and Empire State Development to reveal how many jobs at SolarCity's new Buffalo facility, built with $750 million from New York State taxpayers, will be filled by H-1B visa holders instead of American citizens or permanent residents after the recent revelation that SolarCity has drastically altered its job creation promises for the site.

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.