Press Releases

Crouch: Late Budget Is Killing Jobs

The faltering status of our roads and bridges gives a perfect example of the condition in which our state finds itself in. Construction workers are losing their jobs and businesses are feeling the effects of halted projects because of the infighting that...

Crouch: Another Week of Nothing on the Budget

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today blamed the dysfunction of Assembly and Senate leadership for a late budget that is more than four weeks late. Crouch once again called on legislative leaders to hold public budget negotiations and conference...

Crouch Joins Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today has joined with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms. “As Mother’s...

Crouch Sponsors Pharmaceutical Waste Forum With Southern Tier Health Facilities

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today sponsored a forum with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and Southern Tier Health Facilities to discuss proper and safe ways to reuse and recycle prescription drugs and dispose of pharmaceutical...

Crouch: Late Budget Hurts Taxpayers

We now have a state budget that is more than a week late, courtesy of Albany leadership that are all from the same party and all from the same city. Even when they have complete control of the legislative process and of state government, they still have...

Crouch and Lupardo to Host Forum On Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal for Health Facilities

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo today announced that they would be jointly sponsoring a forum to discuss proper and safe ways for Southern Tier Health Facilities to dispose of pharmaceutical waste. The event...

Crouch: Pension Reform Vital To Future of New York State

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today announced that he will sponsor legislation in the Assembly that seeks to dramatically change the state pension system, revoking the way elected officials are enrolled in the state’s retirement system. “This...

Crouch Presents Findings of Task Force on Workforce Issues in New York's Correctional System

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua), his Assembly colleagues, and Chris Leo, Legislative Director of New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association,...

Crouch Calls On Silver, Sampson To Begin Bi-Partisan Budget Talks

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today called on legislative leaders in the Assembly and Senate to convene conference committees and start the process of introducing budget bills in order to begin discussions on the budget. To date, there...

Crouch: Legislature Needs To Start Moving On the Budget

My Conference recently announced our appointments to budget conference committees and notified the speaker of the Assembly that we are ready to move forward with the budget process in accordance with state law. As such, one would believe that we should...

Crouch Attends Press Conference Opposing State Park Closings

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch, (R,I-Guilford) on Wednesday attended a bi-partisan press conference addressing Governor Paterson’s proposed cuts to state parks. Legislators from the Assembly and Senate attended the press conference along with park advocates...

Crouch Attends Farm Bureau Rally at Capitol

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) and his colleagues today attended the New York State Farm Bureau’s rally outside the state Capitol. The rally was attended by hundreds of farmers to protest the ill-conceived farm labor bill, address the...

Crouch Opposes State Park Closings

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R,I-Guilford) today condemned the governor’s proposal to close down state park access in Upstate New York. Under the governor’s budget proposal, it would require the Office of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation...

Crouch: Withholding Refunds Is a New Low for Gov’t

The state is reaching a new low by withholding tax refund checks. It is unfortunate that legislative leaders and the governor, all from downstate, have failed to cut administrative costs and general spending to balance the budget. Now, after they have...

Farmworkers’ Rights Legislation Could Be Devastating If Passed

The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act is working its way through the state Senate. The bill, sponsored by two New York City legislators, would force farms to shut down, ultimately diminishing our state’s agriculture industry and devastating the Upstate...

Crouch: Fiscal Responsibility is Good, More is Needed

I commend the governor for giving a very straightforward budget that finally holds the line on spending. Overall, this is a decent start. It appears that the governor has taken my Conference’s agency consolidation proposal seriously and included it...