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Friend: Governor Irresponsible to Call for Indian Point Closure

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) slammed the Cuomo Administration’s desire to close the Indian Point Nuclear Facility as irresponsible because the plan lacks a replacement for that power source. “Our state pays some of the...

November 17, 2015
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Friend: Gov. and D.C. Delegation Must Reject Syrian Refugees

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is calling on New York’s Congressional Delegation and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject the placement of Syrian refugees in the state. At least nine...

November 16, 2015
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Friend: No More Games, Sign the WEA Governor

The report that Gov. Cuomo has yet to sign the Women’s Equality Agenda bills that were passed overwhelmingly by the Assembly and Senate because he’s waiting for “the best and most appropriate time to sign them” is deeply disturbing. These bills...

October 8, 2015
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Area Lawmakers Remind Residents: September Is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Elmira, N.Y., September 16 - State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today reminded area residents that September is National Infant...

September 16, 2015
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Friend: New York Tax Policy Continues To Drive Businesses Away

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) has consistently pointed to New York’s out-of-control taxation policies as a driving force behind the lack of new investment in the Southern Tier. A recent study performed by the Tax Foundation and...

August 28, 2015
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