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Assembly Minority Conference Welcomes New Members After Special-Election Victories

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Assemblyman Chris Tague, 102nd Assembly District. Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) today welcomed two new members to the Assembly Minority Conference after a pair of special-election victories were finalized in Upstate...

Tax Freedom Day: New York Goes From Bad To Worse

Once upon a time, I actually agreed with Andrew Cuomo on the subject of taxes. Back in October 2011, only 10 months into his first term, the governor stated that, “You are kidding yourself if you think you can be one of the highest-taxed states in the...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) On Former Speaker Sheldon Silver's Conviction

"Another day. Another conviction. And another step back for public trust in government. Sheldon Silver's first conviction should have been a wake-up call that rocked Albany to its foundation. It didn't. Today's guilty verdict in his re-trial feels...

New Plan To Alter Teacher Evaluations Isn’t New

The Assembly Majority passed a bill to decouple student standardized test scores from teacher evaluations. It’s a great idea—one that the Assembly Minority promoted five years ago when the initial proposal to link them was made by Gov. Cuomo. From the...

NY Business Climate Will Go From Bad To Worse With Tipped Wage & Scheduling Proposals

New York State consistently ranks at or near the bottom for its oppressive business climate. For people courageous enough to take a risk, invest their time and money, and start their own business, Albany rewards them with sky-high costs and endless regulations....

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