Press Releases

Crouch: Governor Moves Goal Post for Phase Two of Reopening at Last Minute

“It’s frustrating to see the governor move the goal post for starting phase two of reopening at the last minute,” said Crouch. “Businesses across the Southern Tier have been planning to open their doors for weeks and now the governor...

Crouch Calls for King Cuomo to Remove His Crown

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority today introducing legislation that would limit the governor’s executive powers during a state of emergency and make it so states of emergency would be declared...

Crouch Signs Letter to Governor Asking for Special Needs Representation on Reimagine Education Advisory Council

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined his colleagues last week in sending a letter to the governor requesting that special needs students in New York have representation on the governor’s “Reimagine Education Advisory Board.” Currently,...

Crouch Joins Assembly Minority Conference’s Call to Let Dentists Begin Practice

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) announced today he has joined the Assembly Minority Conference in writing a letter to the governor asking that the state allow dentists to begin practicing again in New York. Currently, dentists are not allowed...

New York's Parole Board Ignores Pleas of Victims Again

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) is voicing his displeasure today of the state parole board’s decision to parole convicted killer Bruce Haims despite the pleas of the victim’s sister, Lisa Sharon, and her family. In 1983, Bruce Haims...

Assembly Majority Could Have Helped Small Businesses in March but Failed to Act

“Today, the Assembly Majority has once again shown that they prioritize politics and taking cheap shots at the federal government over implementing real change in New York. Instead of holding a public hearing evaluating the federal response to help...

Virtual Teaching Should Enhance Learning, Not Rob Kids of the Vital Classroom Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to adopt and make changes to our way of life. Businesses and schools have been closed, residents have been laid off and New Yorkers who could were asked to work from home to prevent the spread of this deadly...

Covid-19 Numbers Increase in Nursing Homes as they Decrease in Our Communities

While our communities and state continue to face challenges brought about by the coronavirus, a new and alarming hurdle has presented itself in many of our state’s nursing homes. As hospitalization numbers in our communities begin to go down and...

Crouch: Should Upstate Open Up Before New York City?

The COVID-19 pandemic took us all by surprise. Since roughly March 15, the entire state has been shut down beside businesses and employees deemed essential. We have lost thousands of New Yorkers to the virus, and I send my condolences to those who have...

Crouch Calls on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Help Farmers during Covid-19 Pandemic - Letter

Crouch Calls on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Help Farmers during Covid-19 Pandemic

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) has joined the Assembly Minority Conference this week in sending a letter to the governor and legislative leaders calling on them to provide assistance to New York’s struggling farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Crouch Calls for Funding to Support Dairy Farmers amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) announced today that he is calling on the federal government to pass the “No Farms No Food Act of 2020,” a stimulus package specially targeted for agriculture aimed at reimbursing our farmers at current...

While World Shuts down it’s Business as Usual in Albany

“Despite all of New York and much of the country being shut down, it’s business as usual here in Albany. While our state and nation face one of the worst public health crises we have seen in years, state Majority continues to play politics with...

If State Budget Includes Any Additional Funding It Should Be For Medical Supplies

“Again, this week, talk continues that the governor and state Majority politicians plan to pass a budget that is riddled with non-budgetary items,” said Crouch. “Now is not the time to pursue your political agenda, our state and nation...

Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Vote on Paid Family Leave Bill

“Our nation is facing one of the worst pandemics we have seen since the Spanish Flu,” said Crouch. “It is only right that we provide the necessary benefits to those who are affected so they can get better, stay home and prevent the spread...

Let’s Keep Politics Out of the Budget

“As New York faces one of the worst public health crises we have ever experienced, the governor and state Majority politicians continue to play politics during budget talks. In the coming days it has been said we will work to pass a budget that not...

Green Light Law Is Putting Our Officers and Communities at Risk

Last year, the Green Light Law passed both houses and was signed into law by the governor, much to the dismay of thousands of New Yorkers across the state. The Green Light Law, which allows illegal immigrants in New York the ability to obtain driver’s...

Crouch Joins Legislators Speaking Out Against Green Light Law

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined senators, Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY), and members of the Assembly Minority Conference today at a press conference in Albany to show their opposition to the Green Light Law. The Green Light Law, which...

Crouch Bashes Green Light Bill as Feds Bar New Yorkers from Trusted Traveler Program

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) revisited the controversial issues with New York State’s “Green Light Bill,” which passed last year, after conflict with the federal government about New York residents applying for the Trusted...

When Governor Kicks the Can on Medicaid It Will End Up In Your Backyard

Last month before both houses of the Legislature, the governor unveiled his 2020 budget proposals for the year. By no means will this be the final budget, but it’s a good indicator of what to expect in the coming legislative year. One of the biggest...