Kolb Goes “On-The-Record,” “People’s Convention To Reform New York” Continues To Garner Strong Public Support

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May 11, 2010

A collection of media coverage on Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and the Assembly Minority Conference’s call for a “People’s Convention to Reform New York.” On May 5, Leader Kolb discussed the need for a People’s Convention during “Albany On-The-Record,” a public forum on reform sponsored by a coalition of New York’s leading good government groups.

In addition, over the month of April, Leader Kolb traveled to Broome, Columbia, Dutchess, Nassau and Suffolk Counties to promote a People’s Convention. The People’s Convention to Reform New York is a grassroots, non-partisan reform effort to empower citizens so they can take back their state government and, in the process, chart a positive, new direction for New York.

Leaders go on the record

Legislative Gazette – Stephanie I. Witkin


Kolb, when talking about the deficit, said that spending has increased 70 percent in the last decade. He then asked those in attendance whether their income has increased 70 percent. To which they replied "no."

Push For People’s Convention

WBNG 12 Action News


Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Local leaders look to fix problems in New York’s government by changing the constitution.

People’s Convention to Reform New York - 4/16/2010

Fox 40 WICZ TV


Binghamton, NY – Is Albany working for you? That was the question Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) asked when he spoke at a luncheon at the Binghamton Club for members of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, where he discussed support for a “People’s Convention to Reform New York,” and described how it could deliver the positive change that New Yorkers of all political parties – and regions – have been demanding.

People’s Convention Idea

News Channel 34 Binghamton


There is a reform effort underway to give citizens more of a say in state government. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb was in town today talking with some members of the Greater Binghamton Chamber. Kolb wants legislators to give an up or down vote on whether to let voters decide this November if a People's Convention should be held. The goal would be to spear-head reform in sections of state government.

Pols Push For More ‘People’ Power

The Long-Islander – Danny Schrafel

Conte leads charge for resolution to vote on convening constitutional convention early.

New York State hasn’t had a constitutional convention since 1967, and two leaders in the New York State Assembly came to Huntington Station to say it’s high time to do it again.

Columbia County residents support people’s convention

Mid Hudson News


HUDSON – Some 100 people attended a State Assembly Minority Conference session in Hudson to gain feedback on the possibility of calling a people’s convention to reform New York.

Molinaro, Kolb call for convention

Register Star – Jamie Larson


A town hall meeting was held Wednesday night at the Hudson Elk’s Lodge by state representatives to gain support for new legislation which would move up the date of the next public vote on moving up the date of the next New York State Constitutional Convention, from 2017 to this November.

Minority session in Hudson supports state constitutional convention

Daily Freeman


Some 100 people attended a state Assembly Minority Conference session Wednesday on the possibility of calling a people’s convention to reform New York.

Constitutional Convention talks come to Hudson Valley

WAMC – Greg Fry http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1642280/WAMC.New.York.News/Constitutional.Convention.talks.come.to.Hudson.Valley

Two separate events are scheduled in the Hudson Valley Wednesday, with one common theme -- the concept of a Constitutional Convention. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Greg Fry has a preview...

Assembly Minority Holds Town Hall Meeting

Hicksville Illustrated News – Cory Twibell and Victoria Caruso-Davis


“Is Albany working for you?” asked New York State Assemblyman Minority Leader Brian Kolb (129th A.D.) to those gathered for a town hall meeting last week. “Is the New York State government working for you?”

The response from an audience of about 50 gathered at the Hicksville Knights of Columbus was silence; not a single person raised their hand.