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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....

Blankenbush: Time to Rein in Governor’s Powers

“Today, I firmly stand behind Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay in demanding bipartisan investigations into the governor’s mishandling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue should...

Blankenbush: The Governor’s Ultimate Betrayal

“Today we finally received an accurate report on nursing home deaths and numbers in New York during the pandemic. The report from Attorney General James confirms what many of us hoped not to be true - the governor was involved in a cover-up. The...

Blankenbush Takes Top Post on Insurance Committee

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) was placed on several committees for the upcoming legislative session in Albany, along with being named to Minority Leader Will Barclay’s leadership team as an assistant minority leader. Blankenbush...
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Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) pictured with local town and county highway officials at a rally in Albany calling for increased funding for CHIPS program. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) pictured with General Mennes and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) in celebration of Fort Drum Day in Albany on February 26, 2020. Blankenbush, Local Town and County Highway Officials Rally In Albany for Increased Funding for Local Infrastructure The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting of the year earlier this week. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) and fellow North Country legislators to speak with Major General Walter Piatt, who is

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