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Mandatory Vaccinations Are Not the Answer

Since the beginning of the pandemic I have consistently argued against mandatory vaccinations. This is why I am opposed to the governor’s plan to mandate vaccinations for healthcare workers, stating they all must have the shot by September 27 or...

Majority Members Delay Leads to Housing Disarray

On Wednesday, Albany’s Assembly Majority shamelessly extended the eviction moratorium through January 15, 2022. Not only was this decision reckless, but it was unnecessary. New York received over $2.6 billion in federal funds earlier in the year...

Working with the New Governor

Earlier this week, Kathy Hochul became the 57th governor of New York and the first female to hold the position. I extend my congratulations to Gov. Hochul on assuming this historic role. With this being said, the new governor has many issues to face and...

Blankenbush Reacts to AG James Finding’s in Cuomo Sexual Harassment Investigation

“The attorney general made it clear to New Yorkers and the world that Gov. Cuomo is a serial sexual predator. He must resign immediately.”

Blankenbush Responds to Governor Declaring an Emergency over Gun Violence

“Earlier this afternoon the governor declared an emergency over gun violence, citing rising shootings in metropolitan areas across New York state. His plan is far too little, far too late. This session, our conference was laser-focused on cleaning...

Blankenbush: Terminate the State of Emergency

“The State of New York is not in the midst of an emergency. We are 15 months removed from March of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic is under control in our state and across the nation. According to the governor’s own numbers, the state positivity...

Blankenbush Opposed to Mandatory Masking for Children

***Editor’s Note: for a video on Assemblyman Blankenbush’s remarks, click here Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) is opposed to the governor’s latest directive that will require children as young as two to wear a mask in...

Statement from Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) on Final Budget Deal For FY 21-22

“The final budget deal just released by Gov. Cuomo is nothing short of shameful. It is a reckless $212 billion wish list. This deal cut between the governor, Senate and Assembly Majorities falls short of what our constituents expect from state government....

Let’s Be Clear: Majority Members Are Not Stripping Governor’s Powers

“Let’s be clear, the Majority proposal to ‘remove’ the governor’s emergency powers is nothing more than a performative stunt. The bill is not a clean bill like the one that was proposed by my Minority Conference colleagues,...

Blankenbush On Board With ‘Sign & Subpoena’ Of Dr. Zucker

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) is joining his Minority Conference colleagues, Voices for Seniors and Rochester resident Miss Gelsey Randazzo Markese in calling for the subpoena of New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker....
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