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Albany’s Ethical Challenge Has Gone Unmet

We are nearly four full months into the legislative session, and nothing has been done to address corruption in Albany. In a few short weeks, former legislative leaders Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos will be sentenced on felony corruption crimes....

April 25, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Assembly’s Crime Victims’ Awareness Legislation

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) today commented on passage of a legislative package to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Assembly passed 10 bills, but did not include the Domestic Violence Prevention Act,...

April 12, 2016
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Kolb: Higher Education Committee Blocks College Affordability Bills

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) today criticized the Assembly Committee on Higher Education for blocking legislation designed to make college tuition more affordable and reduce the burden of student debt on New Yorkers. This...

April 11, 2016
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A Broken Process And Broken Promises

Imagine you are in school, a teacher hands the class a 1,200-page book and says you have four hours to read it and report on it. Welcome to the New York State budget process. Last week the state finalized its $154.9 billion spending plan, and did so...

April 8, 2016
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Minimum Wage Increase

“A $15/hour minimum wage proves that secretive deals and special interests continue to rule the day in Albany. The most shrouded budget negotiations in recent memory have produced a politically- driven policy that will kill hundreds of thousands of...

April 1, 2016
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