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Downstate Policies Destined to Hurt Farmers

With the welcoming of spring and its warm weather, the men and women of our agriculture community will once again be busy at work. Fields must be prepped, soil must be tilled, and seeds must be sowed. However, with the start of this farming season,...

April 21, 2016
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Legislative Recap At The Half-Way Mark

The conclusion of this week marks the end of the first half of the legislative year, and I wanted to take the time to review what has happened over the last three months. I have met with some wonderful people and groups; we have seen the passage of...

April 15, 2016
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Assembly Minority Introduces Swap

Infrastructure is the city under the city. It is the base of the towns and cities we see today. Underneath our feet however, our underground city is slowly corroding away. We may not be able to see the danger of crumbling pipes, water and sewage...

April 8, 2016
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Three Men In A Room

As the budget negotiations concluded, one thing became abundantly clear: the absolute need for ethics reforms and transparency in government operations. Through this entire process the legislature was kept completely in the dark. This is not how a...

April 4, 2016
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Blankenbush Baffled By the Assembly Majority’s Disconnect

“Budget season is one of the most important times of each legislative year, yet the lack of transparency is more glaring than ever. Ethics reforms continue to be a nonstarter for the Assembly Majority and it is no shocker that they have left any...

March 30, 2016
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