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Assemblyman Oaks’ Statement on the New York State 2017-18 Budget and the Process of Developing it

The late $153 billion 2017-18 New York State budget was negotiated through a chaotic process that took entirely too long. It was crafted behind closed doors, was controlled too much by the governor and relied too heavily on borrowed money. The...

April 13, 2017
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Oaks: Capital Spending Breaks Bank without Reform

While there are many worthwhile projects contained in this bill, its contents fund economic development projects which have been under investigation, resulted in indictments and have not been proven to meet job targets. This bill alone increases...

April 8, 2017
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Oaks: Economic Development Reform Must Happen

Following the governor’s decision to include $1.8 billion in economic development spending in his 2017-18 budget extender, Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon) renewed his call that the state Legislature enact a

April 5, 2017
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Assemblyman Oaks gives update on progress of the 2017-18 state budget after one-house budget resolution is debated

This past week, Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon), the ranking member on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, led the debate on the Assembly’s one-house budget resolution. The resolution is a ceremonial position statement that would spend well...

March 21, 2017
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Assemblyman Oaks Named to New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends”

Assemblyman and Ranking Minority Ways and Means Committee Member Robert Oaks (R,C-Macedon) has been named to New York Farm Bureau’s prestigious “Circle of Friends” for the 2017 Legislative session. The award is based upon the assemblyman’s voting...

March 17, 2017
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