McLAUGHLIN TO OPPONENT: YOUR SILENCE IS DISTURBING
McLaughlin’s opponent has been silent for 20 days, since McLaughlin wrote to her, without responding to serious allegations that the biggest contributor to her campaign covered up a sexual misconduct scandal against two females
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) earlier this month wrote to his opponent and ask that she publicly pledge to not accept monetary or in-kind resources from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in light of his decision to misuse taxpayer dollars while covering up the latest Albany scandal. Now 20 days have elapsed with no response to McLaughlin’s letter and no position on this latestAlbany scandal. McLaughlin reiterated his outrage that Silver used $105,000 in taxpayer dollars as “hush money” in an effort to cover up a sexual misconduct scandal alleged by two females and is shocked that his opponent, a female, has been silent.
McLAUGHLIN: LOPEZ MUST PAY US BACK AND RESIGN, SILVER MUST BE INVESTIGATED
Assemblyman calls on embattled Lopez, Silver to return hush money to taxpayers; calls for investigation on Silver, DiNapoli, Schneiderman and Lopez
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) today reiterated his call from last week urging either embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn or Speaker Sheldon Silver of Manhattan to reimburse the taxpayers of New York State $103,000 for Mr. Lopez’s alleged despicable behavior. McLaughlin joins a list of growing bi-partisan elected officials from New York State calling on Mr. Lopez to resign and is insisting that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) conduct an immediate and full investigation into what Speaker Silver, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Scheiderman knew during the weeks and months prior to Friday, August 24.
McLAUGHLIN TO OPPONENTS: DON’T ACCEPT CASH FROM SILVER
Assemblyman calls on opponents to publicly pledge to not accept cash from Silver after he used “hush money” to cover up sexual harassment, state position on Silver as Speaker
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) recently wrote to his fellow candidates for state assembly in the 107th Assembly district in response to the recent actions by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for using taxpayer dollars as “hush money” in an effort to cover up a sexual misconduct scandal. McLaughlin asked each candidate that they publicly pledge to not accept monetary or in-kind resources from Mr. Silver in light of his decision to morally misuse taxpayer dollars while covering up the latest Albany scandal.
McLAUGHLIN & TEDISCO JOIN CAPITAL REGION BIZ LEADERS, TAXPAYERS, FARMERS FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO SAY “NO WAY” TO TOLL HIKE
Assembly members hold public hearing in the Capital Region on proposed 45 percent toll hike; business leaders cite toll hike as reason for moving businesses out of New York
Assembly Members Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) and Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) today held a bi-partisan legislative public meeting in Albany after the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) refused to hold its own hearing in the Capital Region on a proposed 45 percent toll hike. In a recent letter to McLaughlin and Tedisco, NYSTA arrogantly claimed this would be a “modest” toll hike on businesses throughout the state and declined to hold a meeting in the Capital Region. In response, McLaughlin and Tedisco decided to hold their own public hearing and invited industry officials, business owners, taxpayers and other elected officials to provide testimony on how this tax would affect New York’s economy and their businesses and livelihoods.
"ROGUE" THRUWAY AUTHORITY: "FRANKLY, CAPITAL DISTRICT TAXPAYERS, WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN - TAKE A (TOLL) HIKE"
Assembly Members McLaughlin and Tedisco to move forward
with Sept. 5th public meeting in Albany on proposed 45 percent toll hike
Assembly Members Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) and Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) are moving forward with a bi-partisan legislative public meeting on September 5th in Albany after receiving notice from the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) that it is refusing to hold its own hearing in the Capital Region on a proposed 45 percent toll hike.
McLAUGHLIN & TEDISCO: ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, CAPITAL REGION TAXPAYERS WILL HAVE SAY ON THRUWAY TOLL HIKE
Assembly members urge Thruway Authority to hold public meeting in the Capital Region on 45 percent toll hike or Tedisco and McLaughlin will on Sept. 5
Assembly Members Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) and Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) are keeping the pressure on the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) to hold a public hearing in the Capital Region on its proposed 45 percent toll hike or the legislators will hold their own on September 5th.
STEVE SPEAKS WITH LIZ BENJAMIN ON "CAPITAL TONIGHT"
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, the endorsed Republican, Conservative and Independence candidate for state assembly in the 107th district, recently sat down with Liz Benjamin of "Capital Tonight" to discuss the Thruway Authority's proposed 45 percent toll hike. Steve noted to Liz that as the #1 pro-jobs legislator in the entire state, this would have devestating and long-term negative consequences for the industry, small businesses and communities across the state. Steve also spoke with Liz about different ideas of how lawmakers can make the Thruway Authority more responsible for their actions. Click the link below to see Steve's interview.
McLAUGHLIN WRITES TO GOVERNOR ON THRUWAY TOLL HIKES
Assemblyman calls for cost savings, consolidation
Ahead of today’s first toll hike hearing in Buffalo, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) has contacted Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding the New York State Thruway Authority’s (NYSTA) approval of a 45 percent toll increase on commercial trucks. The move would not only cripple New York’s trucking industry, but a number of local business and industries as well.
McLAUGHLIN STARTS CPR TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
PILOT program will teach students life-saving skills
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) today was joined by Chris Gosstola from St. Peter's Hospital and representatives from the American Heart Association in visiting aLansingburghHigh Schoolphysical education class as they received training for chest compression CPR as part of a pilot program he has initiated for local schools. At no cost to schools, McLaughlin is working with superintendents and principals to begin a chest compression-only CPR training course for all graduating seniors. The option gives students the skills to perform chest-only CPR without requiring certification.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE TWO YEARS MAKES
Legislative Column by Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose)
In the summer of 2010, state government was a disaster. We had a reluctant, replacement governor manning the ship as one-party rule careened out of control and the legislative session floundered into mid-August. The disastrous state budget was one of the latest inNew York’s history, raising taxes by $10 billion while eroding the trust of voters statewide. Then, almost in the blink of an eye, everything changed. The electorate was furious with their representatives – and rightfully so. Voters turned out to the polls thirsty for change, and that’s exactly what they got. Incumbents were thrown out left and right and a fresh batch of legislators were ushered in with a mandate for reform, including myself.