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START-UP NY Report Hardly Worth The Wait

It was a tough week for START-UP NY’s head salesman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Fortunately, in this capacity he doesn’t work on commission. In 2013, the governor presented New Yorkers with a new economic-development toy called START-UP NY. The goal was...

July 19, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Start-Up NY Report

The START-UP NY report badly missed its deadline and the program is completely missing its goals. Taxpayers have invested millions of dollars to promote a job-creation initiative that has turned out to be long on promises but woefully short on...

July 6, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The End Of The 2016 Legislative Session

“As we end the 2016 legislative session, we leave Albany in the same condition as when we began – functionally broken. Despite early promises for reform, lawmakers turned a blind eye to public demand and urgent need for meaningful change. It...

June 20, 2016
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Distractions Don’t Diminish Need For Real Ethics Reform

“Historic” is a bold word to describe muted ethics proposals that barely scratch the surface of a woefully broken system. But as the 2016 Legislative Session approaches its final week, Gov. Cuomo continues to oversell his reform efforts as...

June 14, 2016
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Assembly Minority Conference Calls For Greater Oversight & Accountability In State’s Economic Development Programs

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) was joined by his colleagues in the Minority Conference today to call for dramatic changes that would increase transparency, accountability and oversight of the state’s economic development...

June 6, 2016
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