Press Releases

Crouch To Host Conklin Town Hall Meeting

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced that he will be hosting a town hall meeting in the Town of Conklin on Tuesday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Conklin Town Hall. Topics of discussion will range from the flooding experienced...

Crouch Calls On Governor, DEC To Extend Emergency Operations For Localities

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today, in a letter to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and Governor Andrew Cuomo, called on the DEC to extend its authorization for emergency operations...

Crouch: Assembly Majority Needs To Pass Stream Maintenance And Control Program

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today called on the Assembly Majority to release his bill, A.4526, from committee and bring it to the floor for a vote. The legislation, which has been held up in the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee...

Crouch: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual October breast-cancer-awareness campaign to raise awareness and encourage women to schedule a mammogram. “October...

Crouch: Foreign Trade Zone An Economic Boost For Chenango County And Southern Tier

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced that his legislation, Assembly bill 7248, which gives state authorization to establish a foreign trade zone (FTZ) in Chenango County, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday,...

Crouch District Office Closed Until Further Notice

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced that his district office, located at 1 Kattelville Road in Binghamton, will be closed, due to flooding, until further notice. “The flooding the Southern Tier received last week has had...

Crouch Comments On Passage Of Property Tax Cap

In the final hours of the legislative session we were able to pass a property tax cap. Though this is a great victory for taxpayers who have been plagued with high property taxes, I am extremely disappointed with the mandate relief portion of this legislation....

Crouch Comments on Passage of Ethics Bill

While the Governor’s ethics bill is not a perfect bill, it is a step in the right direction and I support its passage. While good intentioned, this bill is supposed to be bi-partisan in nature. However, since most of the appointments to the new investigative...

Crouch Disagrees With Reductions, Closures Of Youth Facilities

I adamantly oppose Commissioner Carriَn’s plan to close the Allen Residential Center and significantly reduce the services available at the Youth Leadership Academy. The employees of these South Kortright facilities have been very dedicated to providing...

Crouch Outlines Important Information About School Budgets and How Your Vote Matters

School districts are required by law to hold their annual district budget vote on the third Tuesday of May; this year that date is May 17. Although most homeowners know that their up-or-down vote on their local school budget can profoundly impact their...

Crouch: Mammograms Save Lives, Schedule One Today For Mother’s Day

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today joined the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign urging women to schedule a mammogram. “Mother’s...

Crouch Meets Cast and Crew of ‘The Open Eye Theater’ In Albany

Today, in Albany, Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) met the cast and production staff of The Open Eye Theater of Margaretville where they discussed the upcoming production of Pepacton, a multi-media play based on the life and writings of Catskill...

Crouch Reintroduces Drug Test Legislation for Public Assistance

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) recently announced that he has reintroduced legislation (A.227) which states that a person must submit to and pass a drug test before they receive public assistance benefits. “All too often, individuals...

Crouch Pushes State and Federal Officials to Restore Federal Funding for Susquehanna River’s Early-Warning System

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today pushed to secure $2.4 million in federal funds for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s (SRBC) stream-monitoring system. The system tracks information regarding river levels and water flow so that...

Crouch, NFIB, Farm Bureau Call for Property Tax Cap

For far too long, New York’s devastating property taxes have crippled our economy, while stifling business opportunities and our farming industry. Today, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Farm Bureau and other affiliates called on...

Crouch Weighs in on Gov’s Budget Proposal

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his proposed 2011-12 State Budget today, outlining some difficult decisions that will impact everyone in the state. At first glance, the governor put out a fair budget that reflects the feelings of many New Yorkers. First,...

Crouch Appointed To Conference Chair Of Assembly Minority Conference

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced his new appointment as Chairman of the Assembly Minority Conference by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C- Canandaigua). Crouch was granted the new leadership position as the 2011-12...

Crouch Weighs In On State of the State Address

After listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address, I am encouraged that we share common ground as we go forward to face a state budget deficit of over $9 billion and many other growing challenges. Tough choices will have to be made,...

Crouch and Conference Call Out DEC for Secret Outdoor Wood Boiler Regulations Before Christmas

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) and his Minority Conference colleagues recently announced that their effort to apply pressure to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) about repealing the new outdoor wood boiler regulations succeeded...

DEC Cuts To Belleayre and Rogers Environmental Education Center Is Desperate Attempt to Balance Budget

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was recently directed by Governor Paterson to implement cuts in order to meet the current fiscal year budget shortfall of roughly $350 million. As a result, DEC plans layoffs at Belleayre...