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Important Work Remains As Legislative Session Comes To A Close

Any session that ends without improving public safety, the economic climate and the way government conducts itself is a failure for taxpaying New Yorkers. Unfortunately, the Legislature has come up short. As this session winds down, it is imperative...

May 22, 2015
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It’s Almost Time To Shut Down START-UP

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli this week released a scathing report that shows an alarmingly ineffective use of millions in taxpayer dollars. According to the comptroller, New York’s $211.5 million advertising contract to support the promotion of...

May 15, 2015
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Unilateral Action On Minimum Wage Unfair For All

Gov. Cuomo is preparing to take unilateral action to further artificially adjust labor rates. He has instructed Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino to create a Wage Board to examine the minimum wage in the fast food industry. The...

May 8, 2015
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Tax Freedom Day: New York Ranks Among Nation’s Worst For Amount Of Taxes Residents Pay Each Year

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) issued the following statement on “Tax Freedom Day” in New York State. Each year, the Tax Foundation publishes a state-by-state analysis that indicates when individuals have earned enough money...

May 8, 2015
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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Statement On Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Executive Order On Minimum Wage

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) today issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s proposed executive action mandating fast food establishments to raise their minimum wage: “It is not the role of the...

May 7, 2015
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