GOP will seek Staten Island’s independence from NYC next legislative session

State Senator Andrew Lanza is expected to introduce a bill early in the next legislative session to formally sever Staten Island’s ties to New York City — on everything from municipal services, schools, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA),

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Gallivan sponsors Bill to honor student killed in 2016 crash

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R-C, Caledonia) announce the New York State Legislature has passed legislation to designate a portion of state route 63 in the Town of Geneseo as the “Savannah Marie Williams Memorial Highway.”  Williams, an 18-year-old

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Flanagan calls new bail reform law a disaster

The Republican Minority Leader in the State Senate, John Flanagan is slamming Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s new bail reform law — which has allowed for egregiously unsafe releases of criminal offenders in dozens of high profile cases. STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN