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Friend Concerned By The Ethical Loophole Created By Bill Which Would Allow For Childcare To Be Paid With Campaign Funds

“Albany’s culture of corruption is wrought with serious ethical problems. In the past decade, nearly 20 state elected officials have been indicted and convicted. Allowing for personal expenses, including childcare, to be paid for out of campaign...

Friend: Bill Promised To Help Minority And Women-Owned Businesses Does So At The Expense Of Small Rural Municipalities And Taxpayers

Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) unfortunately had to vote no on a piece of legislation which would help Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) because the bill failed to include a correction to the requirement that local...

Friend Stands With Family Farmers Against Devastating Downstate Assembly Bill

“Our agricultural communities are built by small family farms, and the Assembly Majority has been attacking them, their way of life and their ability to prosper by forcing progressive policies onto their farms. Of the 35,000 farms in New York, 98...

Friend: The Assembly Majority Weakens Security And Safety By Giving Illegal Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) voted against the dangerous, so-called Green Light Bill, which gives illegal immigrants New York State driver’s licenses. According to several Siena Polls over the past few months, a majority of New...

Friend: Incentivizing Illegal Immigrants With Driver’s Licenses Hurts New York

Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is troubled by a concerted effort from Assembly Majority who are moving a bill through the Committee on Transportation to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses and permits. Assembly Speaker Carl...

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