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New York Needs “Real” Civil Confinement, Jessica’s Law

Last week, I proudly joined Governor George Pataki and Senator Michael F. Nozzolio in supporting legislation that would significantly toughen penalties against perpetrators of sex crimes against children. The bill, known as “Jessica’s Law,” is named...

Tougher Megan’s Law a Win for Families

The agreement reached by the state Legislature on Megan’s Law enhancements is a major victory for people who care about protecting women and children from dangerous sex offenders. My Assembly minority colleagues and I have long known how important...

Assemblyman Kolb Calls for Immediate Action on Civil Confinement

Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) today called for passage of legislation requiring the civil confinement of sexually violent predators after they have completed their prison sentences. “I believe it is my solemn duty as a parent and as...

Statement by Assemblyman Brian Kolb On the Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Pataki’s budget is a strong indicator of a positive year to come. The anticipated budget surplus will allow us to cut taxes for working families and seniors. This budget mirrors my commitment to help ease the heavy burden of crippling property...

Energy Cost Assistance Could Be On Its Way To Our Most Vulnerable Residents

Everyone already knows that home heating costs are running much higher this winter than in previous years. My Assembly colleagues and I are concerned that too many people can’t afford these skyrocketing costs, thus endangering the health and safety of...

Statement by Assemblyman Kolb Regarding Megan’s Law Extension

Today, my colleagues and I met in Albany in support of reforming Megan’s Law and passing a bill requiring lifetime registration on the state Sex Offender Registry for all convicted sex offenders. Members of my conference have supported calling a joint...

Stronger Megan’s Law Needed To Protect Our Children!

By the end of 2006 there will be more than 3,500 convicted sex offenders freely roaming New York’s cities and streets. My Assembly minority colleagues and I met earlier this week to discuss this looming problem. In 1996, Megan’s Law was created. The...

Statement from Assemblyman Brian Kolb Regarding 2006 State of the State

The end of 2005 was very rewarding for me and my Assembly minority colleagues because we got critically important laws passed and we established momentum for the upcoming 2006 legislative session. Gov. George Pataki in his annual “State of the State”...

Pass Civil Confinement to Keep Dangerous Sex Offenders Off Our Streets

Tax Relief – A Top Priority For 2006

Consider this: according to the 2002 census, the average local property tax in New York was $3,750 per household, an amount exceeded only by Connecticut and New Jersey. If you add in other taxes, such as sales and income, that figure jumps to $6,377....

Legislative Victory Builds on Successful Outlook for 2006

I’m sure many residents know my minority colleagues and I in the Assembly recently pushed for – and achieved – new laws that address illegal gun trafficking in New York and create harsher penalties for people convicted of harming police officers. The...

Looking Forward To Another Year Of Positive Change

After a successful 2005 legislative session, my colleagues and I are looking forward to the upcoming session and continuing the meaningful work accomplished this year. There are a number of issues I will focus on in 2006 to bring about the changes necessary...

A Good Year For New York And Our Region

The 2005 legislative session was one of the most successful terms for the state Legislature in memory due, in large part, to a "call to arms" from you – the residents of New York. We all realize New York years ago headed down a road – 20 years...

Let’s Help Responsible Hunters Make Hunting Safe

Hunting season began last weekend, and with it came three accidental shootings in the Finger Lakes and Central New York areas that, thankfully, were not fatal. With a little more effort, everyone can have a much safer, enjoyable hunting season. In...

Small Businesses: New York’s Heart and Soul

New York was built on the back of its small businesses. For hundreds of years, our families, friends and neighbors earned their living by operating small businesses. Here in Central New York and the Finger Lakes region, we are even more dependent on...

Cornell Technology Park Completion Should Bring Jobs To Western New York

Over the past five years, we have seen substantial growth in the Finger Lakes and Central New York region, with the growing job market resulting in a growing population. With completion of Cornell’s Agriculture and Food Technology Park, our regions and...

Home Energy Saving Tips

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Update

Canandaigua VA and Veterans Need Your Help

Our region during 2004 witnessed a bittersweet victory in the ongoing battle over whether to keep the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Hospital open. The VA Hospital is more than a place of care and sanctuary for our veterans; it is an icon in Canandaigua,...

Real Tax Relief for Working New Yorkers