Press Releases

Crouch Votes Leader Kolb As Minority Leader of NYS Assembly

I am pleased and honored to once again cast my vote for Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I- Canandaigua) to serve as leader of the Assembly Minority Conference for the 2011-2012 legislative year. Leader Kolb has proven that he understands the issues we...

Crouch Shares Praise For Job Bank Website

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) is encouraging job seekers and business owners alike to utilize the New York State Job Bank website, a new online service created by the state Department of Labor. The website provides a valuable tool for...

Crouch Celebrates New York’s Farms During National Farmers Market Week

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) recently expressed his admiration and gratitude toward New York’s farmers in celebration of National Farmers Market Week, taking place from August 1-7. He applauded the positive impact New York’s hardworking...

Crouch: Special Session Is A Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today called the recent special session, called by the governor, a waste of taxpayer dollars. With still no agreement among legislative leadership, who are all from the same party and same city, the governor...

Crouch: New Record-Setting Budget Taxes And Spends, No Relief

The day has finally arrived when our state’s long-overdue budget is in the final stages of being passed. The fact that the budget deadline was April 1 is moot; more importantly, this year’s budget sets a new record that spends more money than the...

Crouch Bill Renaming Portion Of Highway After Fallen Officer Passes

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced passage of a bill that he sponsored, renaming a portion of state highway after fallen Police Officer Aldo Rossi, Jr. The measure, sponsored by Senator Thomas W. Libous (R,C,IP) in the Senate,...

Crouch: Budget Bills Ignore Real Issues Facing State

Today, Assembly and Senate leaders presented more budget bills to the legislature without a revenue and spending plan in place. While we are down to the final phase in this budget process, there should be no reason why we could not have voted on and delivered...

Crouch Votes No On Budget Bills That Contain Cuts To Economic Development And Agriculture

Legislative leaders, all from the same party and same city, today presented budget bills that cut investments to vital economic development and agriculture programs for upstate. Agriculture is one of the state’s leading industries and, given the current...

Assembly, Senate Recognize Local Building Supply Company’s 90th Anniversary

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford), Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) and Senator John Bonacic (R,I,C, - Mt. Hope) recently sponsored a Resolution in the Legislature recognizing Jess F. Howes, Inc. upon their 90th anniversary of doing...

Crouch Joins Bi-Partisan Coalition Calling For Collection Of Cigarette Taxes

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) recently partnered with a bi-partisan group of legislators to form the “Enforce the Law-Collect the Tax” coalition in an effort to collect sales tax from stores on Native American reservations that sell...

Crouch And Conference Celebrate Dairy Day At Capitol

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford), Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua), and the Assembly Minority Conference, today hosted their annual Dairy Day celebration at the state Capitol in recognition of June being National...

Crouch: Opening Parks Means Tax On Businesses

This bill was crafted to reopen state parks when, in reality, it is nothing more than a money grab that holds our state parks hostage. While I certainly support keeping state parks open, what legislative leaders, who all are from the same party and same...

Crouch: State Needs To Reform Medicaid

I have consistently stood by the position that Albany needs an overhaul, and in the past, I have outlined several ways that we can reform state government in order to save taxpayer dollars, drastically cut out the dynamics of politics, and eliminate waste,...

Crouch: State Is Risking Employment And Growth By Not Funding Construction Contracts

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today said that the passage of this week’s budget extender did nothing to help state construction contracts currently halted by the late budget. This week’s extender was the eighth, barebones measure in...

Crouch: Summer Reading Programs Now Available At Local Public Libraries

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced that the New York State Assembly, New York State Library and 1,100 libraries and neighborhood branches across the state are partnering-up to get more kids reading this summer. The campaign,...

Crouch Sponsors Bill To Reopen State Parks

Today, I signed onto Assembly bill A.11013-A, which requires the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to reopen and fund all state parks and historic sites through fiscal year 2010-2011. Simply put - these parks need to be open and remain...

Term Limits For Legislative Leaders - One Way To End Dysfunction

Dear Editor: The budget is more than 40 days late and the Assembly and Senate majorities still do not have an agreement with the governor on how to solve this budget crisis. Since before the April 1 deadline - a date that is constitutionally required...

New York Needs a People’s Constitutional Convention to Reform State Government

It is no secret that New York state government is in desperate need of reform. Albany’s business as usual approach has made problems in the state go from bad to worse. With businesses leaving, over 800,000 people unemployed, high taxes, record spending...

Term Limits For Legislative Leaders - One Way To End Dysfunction

The budget is more than 40 days late and the Assembly and Senate majorities still do not have an agreement with the governor on how to solve this budget crisis. Since before the April 1 deadline - a date that is constitutionally required for a budget...

Crouch: Bill to Expand Health Insurance Coverage For Volunteer First Responders Becomes Law

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced a new law that provides expanded health services and insurance for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. The bill, A.8215, of which Crouch was a co-sponsor, was signed into law by Governor...