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A Special Season Doesn’t Need A Special Session

Across the world, we enter the most festive time of year. This weekend, New Yorkers will take time to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah alongside families and loved ones. Meanwhile in Albany, rumors that the Legislature may reconvene before the end...

January 4, 2017
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Direct Care Workers Must Be Compensated For Their Incredible Work, Care and Compassion

Direct Care employees are compassionate, hard-working people who provide a vital service to those with developmental disabilities. Caring for those who struggle to care for themselves is both a mental and physical challenge, and I am constantly...

December 19, 2016
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Taxpayers Subsidize Another ‘Winners & Losers’ Program

The sixth round of the Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC) annual competition took place this week. However, taxpayer-funded economic development programs work only if they are administered equitably. There must be more transparency and...

December 14, 2016
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Rebate Checks Hardly Solve NY’s High Tax Issue

Many homeowners are happy to receive a property tax rebate check in the mail. Every little bit helps, especially during the holiday shopping season. However, the sobering reality of the program is that you are getting money back to offset the costs...

December 6, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On Veterans Day

“The courageous men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces deserve our collective gratitude and respect. As the father, son, brother and uncle of U.S. military veterans, I understand the importance of those who have served in...

November 14, 2016
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