Assemblyman Lawler is Sworn In to Office

ALBANY – Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) was in Albany Wednesday for his first day of session and swearing-in ceremony. As the 2021 Legislative Session begins, Lawler is fully prepared to fight for the residents of Rockland County and work tirelessly on their behalf to make the community a better, safer place to live.

His legislative priorities will be to fight for Rockland County’s fair share of state aid for schools and transit, ensure a quality, affordable education for each child in the 97th Assembly District, work to lower the tax burden on overwhelmed residents, help our small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and repeal the disastrous cashless bail law.

Lawler is also proud to announce that he has been appointed ranking member of the Government Operations Committee and member of the Aging, Banks, Education and Housing committees, and he is looking forward to representing the residents of the 97th Assembly District on these important committees.

“As your Assemblyman, I will always work to protect our community and make sure Rockland County remains a safe and affordable place to live. As COVID-19 relief talks are set to begin, we need to prioritize struggling small businesses, those in group and nursing homes, and families that are trying to provide for their children,” said Lawler. “The last thing we should be considering are hand-outs to special interests or massive tax increases.”

“Additionally, bills that put our freedoms and personal liberties at stake, like one bill already introduced (A.416) that would give the governor and anyone he authorizes unilateral power to remove an individual from their home and detain them with zero due process of law, are a non-starter. It’s unlawful and, frankly, absurd. The government cannot infringe on our freedoms and constitution. I am ready to fight for the residents of our community, and I thank you for trusting me to be your voice in the Assembly.”

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