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Ra, Colleagues Beat the State Budget Buzzer to Restore Critical Funding for Veterans

“Heading into the last budget bill last night, millions of dollars in proposed cuts to important veterans counseling and legal services programs had yet to be restored. My colleagues and I didn’t give up. We repeatedly raised the issue during...

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) Statement on the Final Enacted Budget

“At a time when our state and nation are battling an escalating public health emergency and a deepening economic crisis, it’s shameful that Senate and Assembly Majority codified the governor’s outrageous power grabs, settled his political...

State Budget Requires Decisive, Bipartisan Action

By their nature, emergencies are unusual circumstances. Responding to an emergency using everyday tactics isn’t just ineffective- it ultimately makes you look like an insane person. If your house is burning down, you don’t start brainstorming...

Budget Presents Us with a Chance to be Better than Washington

“This week, the country has watched partisan divisions prevent congressional leaders from delivering for the American people. In Albany, we’re going to have to do a lot better than that when we reconvene to pass the budget. I’m urging legislative...

Amid Devastating Impacts of Covid-19 Outbreak Assembly Minority Conference Proposes Small Business Emergency Recovery Act of 2020

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and the Assembly Minority Conference today proposed the “Small Business Emergency Recovery Act to 2020”, which would provide immediate assistance to small businesses and employees as...

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