Press Releases

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...

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 Cliff Crouch joins legislators at a press conference in Albany speaking out against the 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...

Southern Tier Legislators Rally with Law Enforcement and Legislators Calling For Bail Reform Repeal

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch poses  with Sen. Fred Akshar at the podium following a repeal bail reform rally in Albany. From left to right Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Assemblyman Joe Giglio, Assemblyman Chris Friend, Assemblywomen Marjorie Byrnes ,and Sen. Th
Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) attended a rally in Albany yesterday with over 250 law enforcement officials, legislators and district attorneys from around the state calling for a repeal of the bail reform legislation passed last year....

Crouch Joins Minority Leader Barclay Calling For Repeal of Bail Reform

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), law enforcement officials from around the state and members of the Assembly Minority Conference today at a press conference in Albany calling...

Crouch Joins Bipartisan Push to Make Limo Services Safer In New York

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined a bipartisan effort to strengthen regulations on limo services in New York today in an effort to make the services safer. The package of bills was put together in response to the tragic limousine crash...

Crouch Weighs In On State of the State 2020

“Today the governor once again kicked off this legislative year with yet another dog-and-pony show that fails to address the real issues New Yorkers are facing. We are going into this legislative year with a $6 billion budget deficit and a public...

Could The State's Medicaid Costs Be Making It Sick?

Over the last few weeks it has been widely reported that this year the state will face one of the highest budget deficits since 2011, with budget gaps of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2021, growing to $8.5 billion by fiscal year 2023, much of it coming...

Crouch Calls on Governor to Delay Bail Reform Changes

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) today called on the governor to repeal or delay bail reform changes set to take effect on January 1 of next year. The bail reform changes, which were adopted with the passage of the state budget in January,...

Crouch Bashes Plan to Implement Public Financing of Campaigns in Light of Hearings Today

“After talking with constituents across our communities, I cannot and will not support the governor's plan to implement public financing of campaigns. My constituents here in the Southern Tier and residents across the state should not have to...

Crouch: Prison Workers Pay Raise Is Not Our PRIORITY

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) today voiced his opposition of comments made by the governor in which he stated he would support a pay raise for criminal workers in New York. Currently there is legislation in both the Assembly and Senate...

Crouch Calls on Governor to Make Good on Promise for Early Voting Funding

In January, the Assembly Majority took control of the state Senate, making it the first time in many years that the state government was controlled entirely by the Assembly Majority. With progressive governor Andrew Cuomo at the reins state legislative...

Crouch: Governor's License Plate Change Is a Cash Grab

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) voiced his opposition to a program announced Monday by the governor's office in which the state's drivers will be required to change their license plates. The new license plate will be chosen from...

Crouch Announces Funding For Libraries across 122nd Assembly District

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) announced today that the 4 libraries in the 122nd Assembly District have received funding through the New York State Library and New York State Department of Education for various construction projects and...

Crouch: Good Session for New York City, Upstate Not So Much

“In all my years spent in the New York State Assembly, I am not sure I have ever seen a session more aimed at the needs of special interests and New York City politicians. Time and time again the Assembly Majority has prioritized the needs of criminals...

Crouch: Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act Will Devastate Southern Tier Farms

“As a former dairy farmer I know firsthand the struggles our farmers face day to day to keep their farms up and running,” said Crouch. “Small family farms in New York state already endure low milk prices, changing weather and other circumstances...

Crouch Joins Members Introducing Bail Reform Amendments

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Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined Assemblyman Ed Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square), Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk) and Washington County District Attorney and former Assemblyman Tony Jordan at a press conference in Albany...

Crouch Reiterates Opposition to 'Green Light Bill'

***Editors Note*** Stand Up Found Here: https://youtu.be/CVbvxaCrXC8Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) and county clerks from the 122nd Assembly District shared their thoughts on the passage of the 'Green Light Bill' in the state Assembly,...