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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) Delivers Remarks At General Budget Conference Committee

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New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) delivered remarks at the first meeting of the Legislature’s General Budget Conference Committee, held today in the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Leader Kolb...

March 21, 2017
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Budget Must Stop the Bleeding From “1,000 Cuts”

Earlier this week, I testified in front of the Albany County Legislature to urge its members to vote against expanding an unnecessary ban on polystyrene foam food containers. Albany County already prohibits chain restaurants from using polystyrene...

March 20, 2017
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Getting Budget Priorities Back In Focus

As we enter the middle of March, Albany’s notoriously secretive budget negotiations will gain momentum during the coming weeks. The governor presented his $152.3 billion proposal in January. Now the Assembly and Senate majorities are poised to...

March 10, 2017
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A College Tuition Plan New York Students Need

College costs and student debt are reaching crisis levels. The expenses associated with higher education present a daunting reality that hundreds of thousands of New York families are dealing with right now. What’s worse, the escalating financial...

March 3, 2017
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Downward Pressure from Albany Crushing Local Governments, Driving Up Taxes

New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in the nation. It’s a dubious distinction that has plagued the Empire State for years. It is almost certainly a key element in another harsh reality – New York leads the nation in number of residents...

February 24, 2017
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