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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) On Barbara Underwood’s Attorney General Appointment

“Barbara Underwood’s extensive background and experience make her an ideal candidate to replace Eric Schneiderman as attorney general. Ms. Underwood’s experience as solicitor general, her remarkable legal expertise and impressive work ethic will serve...

Tick-Borne Illnesses Can Be Mitigated With Awareness

Outdoor summer recreational activities are a great way to spend time with family and friends, but they do carry some risks. Spending time in wooded areas can increase the likelihood of being bitten by a tick, and as a result, contracting Lyme disease...

Assembly Minority Conference Welcomes New Members After Special-Election Victories

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Assemblyman Chris Tague, 102nd Assembly District. Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) today welcomed two new members to the Assembly Minority Conference after a pair of special-election victories were finalized in Upstate...

Tax Freedom Day: New York Goes From Bad To Worse

Once upon a time, I actually agreed with Andrew Cuomo on the subject of taxes. Back in October 2011, only 10 months into his first term, the governor stated that, “You are kidding yourself if you think you can be one of the highest-taxed states in the...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) On Former Speaker Sheldon Silver's Conviction

"Another day. Another conviction. And another step back for public trust in government. Sheldon Silver's first conviction should have been a wake-up call that rocked Albany to its foundation. It didn't. Today's guilty verdict in his re-trial feels...

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