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Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Comments On Governor David Paterson’s 2010 State Of The State Address

“2010 needs to be the ‘Year of Reform’ – fiscal reforms like no new taxes, a property tax and state spending cap and more private sector jobs – and governmental reforms such as enacting initiative and referendum, term limits for Leaders and legislators,...

Governor Paterson’s State Of The State Address Can Make 2010 The “Year Of Reform” By Focusing On Several Specific Priorities

“Tomorrow, Governor David Paterson delivers his second State of the State Address to Members of the state Legislature and all New Yorkers eager to hear his action plan, which will shape the policy agenda for the coming legislative session. The address...

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Agrees With Governor Paterson’s Concerns That U.S. Senate’s Health Care Bill Could Put New York’s Finances In “Critical Condition” And Cost Our State Billions

“I agree with concerns recently raised by Governor Paterson that the health care bill, which will likely be enacted by the U.S. Senate later this week, has all the appearances of a ‘bad deal’ for our state and its taxpayers. The Senate Majority’s bill...

Brian Kolb Kicks Off Statewide Series Of Town Hall Meetings On His Support For A "People’s Convention To Reform New York"

Calling All Sportsmen: Join Me And Wayne LaPierre In Albany On January 12 For A “Freedom First” Event

Our Assembly Minority Conference and I recognize that the honorable traditions of hunting, fishing and enjoying New York’s great outdoors are deeply rooted in our state and are proudly passed down generation to generation. These activities also have...

People’s Convention to Reform NY Town Hall Meeting

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Is Albany working for you? That was the question Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) asked to kick-off a jam-packed Town Hall meeting he co-hosted this evening in Plattsburgh with his colleague, Assemblywoman...

People’s Convention to Reform New York

QUEENSBURY, NY – Is Albany working for you? That was the question Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) asked to open a crowded Town Hall meeting he convened this morning with his colleagues, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R,I-Willsboro)...

Deficit Reduction Plan Does Not Do Enough To Shrink The Cost And Size Of State Government

“The Deficit Reduction Plan acted upon this morning was long overdue and should have been completed months ago. It did not go far enough and was $500 million short of the state’s $3.2 billion budget deficit. Of particular concern was its use of federal...

Extra, Extra… Read All About It: Assembly Majority Says “New York State Must Cut Spending”

In the Post on November 24th, the Assembly Speaker penned an Op-Ed piece describing how well the Assembly majority is working to reduce the cost of state government. Really? This was probably one of the most fictional and creative articles ever...

Leader Brian Kolb: Failure To Bring Forward A Deficit Reduction Plan Turned The Special Session Into A Waste Of Time – And Taxpayers’ Money

“The past three weeks of failure to bring a deficit reduction plan forward for an up or down vote turned the recent Special Session into a waste of time, and more importantly, a waste of taxpayers’ money. Today’s action by the Governor, to finally submit...

“DRP” Still “MIA” In Albany

This past week, our state capitol saw many of the same frustrating stops and starts surrounding consideration of a non-partisan Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) that had occurred the prior week and was the subject of my previous legislative column. Despite...

Leader Brian Kolb, Assembly Minority Conference Call For DRP To Be Brought To The Floor For An Up Or Down Vote -- Tonight

In response to growing anger among New York taxpayers over the Legislature’s continued failure to take action on a Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP), Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and the Assembly Minority Conference today held...

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Assembly Minority Conference Outline Real Solutions To Close New York’s Budget Deficit

Leader Brian Kolb, Assembly Minority Conference Support Passage Of Nation’s Strongest DWI Law

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and Members of the Assembly Minority Conference today supported passage of non-partisan legislation that would make New York State’s DWI laws the strongest in the country. The legislation (A.40008,...

Leader Brian Kolb, Assembly Minority Conference Declare “Victory” In Fight Against Costly New License Plate Mandate

“Today’s news that the state government license plate mandate will not go forward is a huge victory for motorists and an important step toward putting the brakes on a continued ‘nickel-and-diming’ of New Yorkers. Our Conference voted against the 2009-10...

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Promotes Awareness Of Free Alzheimer’s Testing On National Memory Screening Day

In observance of National Memory Screening Day on November 17, Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is reminding New Yorkers to take advantage of free memory screenings, offered by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). ...

Assembly Minority Leader 2009 Legislative Update

Brian Kolb is working for real solutions to enhance your quality of life.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Comments On The November 10, 2009 Extraordinary Legislative Session

“Today’s Extraordinary Session of the Legislature was a complete and utter failure to the people who count the most, the residents of New York State. We traveled to Albany with the intent of righting the wrongs enacted in this year’s budget, which once...

Tuesday’s “Not So Special Session” Was A Missed Opportunity To Tackle New York’s Worsening Budget Deficit

Last week, in my legislative column highlighting our Conference’s release of its “Quick Start” economic forecast, I mentioned that Governor Paterson had called the State Legislature back into a Special Session to focus on New York’s multi-billion dollar...