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Friend: Governor Must Get Serious About Medicaid Reform

“The governor’s proposal regarding Medicaid reform at the local level simply does not go far enough to alleviate the strain felt by our counties. The state currently has all the funds it needs to assume the entire cost of Medicaid. To continue to...

January 15, 2016
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Friend & Assembly Minority See Ethics Reform Measures Defeated

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) took part in a press conference alongside his Assembly Minority colleagues stressing the necessity for ethics reform in the legislature. The conference proposed 17 measures, including term limits...

January 12, 2016
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Friend & Minority Conference Launch Education Reform Agenda

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) today joined his Assembly Minority colleagues to announce their new education reform initiative, The Next Step. “What we’re doing today is revamping our education platform to tackle...

January 11, 2016
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Priorities For A New Legislative Session

As we begin a new legislative session, one that will assuredly be incredibly busy and cover a variety of statewide matters, I wanted to share what I’m hoping to accomplish this year. As Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Committee on Local...

January 7, 2016
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Friend: Albany Must Limit Session, Cut Pay To Curtail Corruption

Following the conviction in federal court by another disgraced former legislative leader, it has never been more apparent that ethics reform must be a top priority for Albany this year. No longer can our government operate under the lingering cloud...

December 11, 2015
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