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February is National Heart and ‘Go Red for Women’

February is National Heart Month and a time each year that people “Go Red For Women.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease was the number one killer in our state in 2015. Despite efforts to inform the public...

Barclay Attends Health Committee Hearing In Albany

“This week I attended a Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing in Albany where we discussed single-payer health care in New York state. This proposal would take away control from taxpayers and raise our income taxes by $1,600 per month. It’s critical...

Bill Provides Support for Victims of Child Abuse

After more than a decade, and much discussion, the State Legislature reached a general consensus and passed the Child Victims Act.  The legislation significantly extends the time a child abuse victim can pursue a criminal or civil claim.  These...

Barclay: Executive Budget Fails to Address Upstate Concerns

In an attempt to get ahead of the legislature, on January 15th the Governor gave his annual budget address.  In the address, the Governor laid out what most would consider a very liberal agenda.  Sadly, there was nothing in his address that...

Primary Dates in New York to be Consolidated

In school, at least when I was a student, one of the first things you learn about American democracy is the importance of voting.  The idea that citizens have the right to be self-governed was the cornerstone political belief of our founding fathers...

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