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A Session Of Missed Opportunities

This year’s legislative session generated a lot of headlines for the powerful downstate leaders ensnared in a corruption scandal, but not a lot of headlines for the work it failed to accomplish. This is yet another year where downstate took care of...

July 23, 2015
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DiPietro: Wage Board Decision Damaging For Teens

“The decision by unelected bureaucrats on the wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food businesses adversely affects young people looking for work and seeking to gain experience at a first job. As someone who owns and operates a small...

July 23, 2015
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DiPietro: Session Ends With Missed Opportunities

“We may have extended session another week, but we didn’t tackle many of the major issues facing our communities. The Legislature didn’t stop or even reform the Common Core curriculum, nor did it fully eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)....

June 28, 2015
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DiPietro Reiterates Call to Shut Down START-UP NY

Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C-East Aurora) and several of his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference called on legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to shut down the START-UP NY program. Following an extensive audit by New York State...

June 10, 2015
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DiPietro: Majority Playing Games with Ethics Reform

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Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C-East Aurora) is calling on the Assembly Majority to pass the agreed-upon pension forfeiture measure they promised to bring to the floor following budget negotiations. The one-house measure the Majority is bringing to...

June 9, 2015
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