Press Releases

While Much Has Changed This Thanksgiving, The Spirit of Giving Generously Has Not

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time for us to come together and celebrate the spirit of cooperation and community. It’s an opportunity to share what we have with friends, family and sometimes even strangers; the season is rooted in giving and generosity. This Thanksgiving will...

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Governor’s Veto of Significant Funding for Fulton Schools

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) issued the following statement after Gov. Cuomo’s veto of Assembly Bill A09951, which would have restored $1.6 million in transportation aid to the Fulton City School District.  “The governor’s...

‘Tithe My Shoes’ Drive Kicks Off

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) announced today he will once again participate in the annual “Tithe My Shoes” drive, an effort to collect new or gently used shoes and boots for the Rescue Mission.  Tithe My Shoes was...

November Is Military Family Appreciation Month

Our incredible servicemen and women sacrifice so much to keep us safe and preserve our freedoms. Their willingness to be put in harms’ way for our benefit is something we can only hope to appropriately express thanks for – we are forever in their...

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Veterans Day

“Today we commemorate Veterans Day, and we should take time to honor the courageous men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. As selfless defenders of the freedoms that define America and protect our lives and liberty, veterans deserve...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

As a precautionary measure, I took a COVID-19 test today. Regrettably, I have tested positive for the virus. Out of an abundance of caution, I feel it important to inform the members of the community and my colleagues.   In recent days, I have had...

Forcing More Regulations onto NY's Farmers Could Stifle Agriculture Industry Forever

New York farms were among one of the hardest hit sectors of the economic fallout from COVID-19. Demand for supplies dropped dramatically and supply-chain issues completely derailed the marketplace. Considering the already substantial obstacles facing...

Report Shows New Yorkers Eager To Leave Amid COVID & Cost-Of-Living Concerns

Residents in New York want out; and as recent tax rankings show – metrics that illustrate New York continues to have one of the worst economic climates in the U.S. – it is no surprise they are fleeing in droves.According to the latest study from Redfin,...

Barclay Receives NFIB’s 2020 ‘Guardian of Small Business’ Award

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) was selected as a National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 2020 “Guardian of Small Business” for his strong support of the state’s small businesses and his outstanding voting record...

Barclay Encourages Early Detection During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) (second from left) and his staff (from left, Brittney Jerred, Terry Wilbur and Nicholas Allen) encouraged regular screenings for breast...

Barclay Partners to Host Landmark, Landscapes Exhibit with Local Artists

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) will host the works of local artists in his upcoming Local Landscapes and Landmarks Art Exhibit, which will open to the public Friday, October 16 and be on display through Friday, November 20 at...

Awareness Will Help Detect & Defeat Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women in the U.S., and each year in New York state approximately 16,000 women are diagnosed with it, according to information from the state Department of Health (DOH). So many of us know...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“The passing of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno is a tremendous loss felt across the state of New York. Throughout his life and career, he was a fighter and fierce champion for the people of his district and for millions of New Yorkers, especially...

Crime Victims’ Families Who Fight For Justice Are an Inspiration

Earlier this week, the Assembly Minority Conference joined the families of violent-crime victims to call for changes to New York’s parole procedures and implore the state to fix its broken criminal justice system. Despite pleas to keep cop-killers and...

Assembly Minority Join Families Of Crime Victims In Call To Advance Parole Board Reforms; Continue Advocacy For Ramona's Law

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) and their colleagues in the Minority Conference today joined the families of crime victims to call for reforms to state parole board processes as it...

In Wake of Hit-And-Run Death, Minority Legislators Call for Immediate, Increased Penalties

Minority legislators today called for increased penalties for incidents of vehicular homicides, in the aftermath of a tragic fatality in the village of Hannibal. On September 19th, 16-year old Kaydence Nichols was walking along State Route 176 when she...

Get Outdoors This Weekend, Take Part in National Hunting & Fishing Day

The summer season is behind us and the leaves are starting to change, but there's plenty of time left to appreciate the great outdoors in Central New York and throughout the state. We're fortunate to have a natural landscape that presents numerous...

Assembly Minority Urge CDC to Update Guidance On COVID-Related Nursing Home Reporting

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference penned a letter to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) seeking updated reporting...

New Nursing Home Policy Is A Win For New York Families

Earlier this week, New York families received some long-awaited good news with the announcement that restrictive nursing home visitation policies were finally being adjusted. Nursing home visits had been banned since March because of the pandemic. Since...

Assembly Minority Calls For Investigation As Violent Ms-13 Gang Member Released From Prison

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) penned an open letter to President Donald Trump and Attorney General William...