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Latest Common Core Effort Is All Too Familiar

Education reform made headlines this week, and to quote the late, great New York Yankees’ legend Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For the second time in as many years, Governor Cuomo has created a task force to review the Common...

October 2, 2015
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New York Small-Business Climate Continues to Slip

New York State’s dismal business climate is getting worse. Recent studies outlined in an article from the New York Post indicate taxes and fees on small businesses are still a major obstacle to growth, with upstate New York particularly...

September 21, 2015
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September is National Preparedness Month

We live in an unpredictable world. Storms, power loss and other natural disasters are just a few of the curveballs life can throw at us. In most cases, being prepared can go a long way toward mitigating the impact of these unexpected occurrences. As...

September 18, 2015
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Child Passenger Safety Must Not Be Overlooked

Protecting New Yorkers has been a consistent priority for me during my time as a legislator and legislative leader. As elected leaders, it is our most important responsibility. Children are especially vulnerable, and we must ensure they are...

September 11, 2015
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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Statement On Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) today issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour across New York State. “The governor circumvented the Legislature to...

September 10, 2015
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