Kieran Michael Lalor http://wamc.org en Lalor Wants Al Jazeera Off Basic Cable http://wamc.org/post/lalor-wants-al-jazeera-basic-cable <p>FISHKILL – State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill) &nbsp;is a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iraq and he is infuriated over learning that an Al Jazeera cable TV network is part of the basic package on some cable and satellite TV systems.</p><p>Verizon, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network carry the network as part of their basic programming and he said American subscribers should not have to pay for it if they do not want it.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:26:35 +0000 Hank Gross 72285 at http://wamc.org Lalor Wants Al Jazeera Off Basic Cable NY Film Tax Credits Pro And Con http://wamc.org/post/ny-film-tax-credits-pro-and-con <p>The Tonight Show is coming home to New York - the late night program left for California in 1972, but the lure of state tax credits has proven irresistible to the NBC television network. The show is expected to generate more than 100 million dollars in economic benefits for the Empire State. But not everyone supports the film tax credit.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:13:37 +0000 Dave Lucas 64175 at http://wamc.org NY Film Tax Credits Pro And Con Lalor says legislative leadership that tolerated corruption must go http://wamc.org/post/lalor-says-legislative-leadership-tolerated-corruption-must-go <p>ALBANY – Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill) said the governor’s proposed legislation to get tough on public corruption is only a first step.</p><p>Lalor said the second step “has to be clearing the legislature of leadership that has tolerated corruption,” and that should start at the top of the Assembly with Democrat Speaker Sheldon Silver stepping down.</p><p>The freshman lawmaker said there should be term limits on the legislature and those in its leadership positions.</p><p>Lalor also called for the end to member items.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:55:03 +0000 Hank Gross 61883 at http://wamc.org Lalor says legislative leadership that tolerated corruption must go State budget increases minimum wage http://wamc.org/post/state-budget-increases-minimum-wage <p>ALBANY – Area state lawmakers are divided on increasing the minimum wage, a provision approved Thursday night in the 2013-14 budget.</p><p>Assemblyman James Skoufis (D, Town of Woodbury) supports the wage hike.</p><p>“Over three years we phase it in to $9 an hour, which is something I pushed strongly for and the Assembly pushes strongly for since I took office in January,” Skoufis said.</p><p>But, another freshman lawmaker from the Hudson Valley, Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill), has a different take on the issue.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:48:30 +0000 Hank Gross 61000 at http://wamc.org State budget increases minimum wage Lalor calls for gas tax cap http://wamc.org/post/lalor-calls-gas-tax-cap <p>WAPPINGERS FALLS – Republican State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor announced Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to cap tax on gasoline at the national average. While standing at a Wappingers Falls gas station, the freshman lawmaker also urged residents to call Governor Cuomo’s price gouging hotline to demand Albany “stop the tax gouging at the pump.”</p><p>Lalor said a gas tax cap would save motorists 20 cents per gallon.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:57:24 +0000 Hank Gross 58668 at http://wamc.org Lalor calls for gas tax cap