Minority Press Releases

September 2020

Barclay Encourages Participants to Send in Completed Summer Reading Challenges

August 2020

As New York’s Ballots Shift to Paper, The Potential for Pitfalls and Problems Arise

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

New York’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is Political Show Pretending to Be Environmentally Conscious

As New Yorkers Flee, the 2020 Census Takes on Even Greater Importance

Barclay to Host Free Electronics Recycling Event with Sunnking, Novelis and City of Oswego

Upcoming Opportunity for Electronics Recycling

Assembly Minority Conference Blasts Health Commissioner’s Testimony at Joint Legislative Hearing on NY’s Covid-19 Response in Nursing Homes

July 2020

National Farmers’ Market Week: Time to Shop While Helping Our Local Businesses and Community

Assembly Minority Conference on Hearings Surrounding Spread of Covid-19 at Nursing Homes

Gov. Cuomo Has Bigger Problems to Solve Than How ‘Substantive’ Chicken Wings Are

This Summer, Explore the Great Outdoors & Local Recreational Opportunities

Dramatic Spike in Shootings & Violence Across NYS Demands Immediate Action

Assembly Minority Conference Calls for Leadership to Address Dramatic Spike in Shootings & Violence Across NYS

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on The DOH Report on Covid-19 Deaths in The State’s Nursing Homes

Fourth of July Is a Time to Celebrate the Importance of Shared Strength, Freedoms

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on the Death of Assemblyman David Gantt

June 2020

Local Leadership, Community Partnerships Pivotal in Overcoming the Impact of Covid-19

New Group Home Visitations Will Help Ensure Our Vulnerable Population Continues to Thrive

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on the Election of Rob Ortt as Senate Minority Leader

As Covid-19 Threat Subsides, Assembly Minority Calls on Legislature to Vote to End Executive's Emergency Powers

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Graduation Ceremonies Recognize Hard Work & Achievement For New York's Students

Phil Palmesano Named Assembly Minority Conference Appointee to Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research & Reapportionment

June is National Dairy Month

Assembly Minority Urges Governor to Get Local Road, Bridge & Highway Projects Back Up and Running

Assembly Minority Conference Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Allow High School Graduation Ceremonies

Barclay Encourages Summer Reading Once Again with 40-Day Challenge

May 2020

The Legislature Returns Remotely, But the Need for Restored Authority Remains

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Assembly Minority Introduces Legislation to Limit Governor's Expanded Powers, Increase Local Authority During Future Emergencies

Memorial Day May Look Different, But Our Gratitude Remains the Same

Reopening Parts of New York Is Reason for Cautious Optimism

Assembly Minority Members Call for Legislative Hearings on Covid-19 Pandemic's Impact on State Nursing Homes

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Calls for Restoration of Legislature's Authority

Teachers Are Doing Incredible Work in These Difficult Times, They Deserve Our Praise

Minority Leader Will Barclay Calls for Performance Measurements from State Department of Labor

Barclay Participates in Milk Giveaway with Dairy Farmers of America, Oswego County Farmers & Local Leaders

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Gov. Cuomo's Mail-In Voting Executive Order

April 2020

Planning New York's Financial Future Will Take Transparency, Cooperation

Assembly Minority Conference Calls for Financial Aid to Firefighters and EMS Workers Reeling from Pandemic

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay On The 116-Member Reopening Advisory Board

Statement from Assemblyman Will Barclay On the Death of Former Assemblyman Joseph Errigo

Surviving the Times Through Community Support

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Calls for “New York State Regional Restart”

Blood Donations Are a Call for Community Response

Assembly Minority Conference Proposes ‘Jump-Start New York’ To Aid Residents, Businesses, Economic Recovery

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow To Direct Minority Conference Efforts to Protect & Assist Lake Ontario Shoreline Communities

Assembly Minority Calls for Immediate State Action to Minimize Devastating Impact on NY’s Farming Community

Assembly Minority Conference Urge President Trump and New York Congressional Delegation to Secure Immediate Assistance for State’s Farmers

Assembly Minority Conference Urge President Trump and New York Congressional Delegation to Secure Immediate Assistance for State's Farmers

Looking Back at The 2020 Budget’s Bizarre Process & Priorities

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Assemblyman Brian Manktelow & Senator Patty Ritchie On Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order to Redistribute Ventilators & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Public Campaign Financing

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Statement on Changes to New York's Power Plant Siting Process

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on the Delay in Paychecks to 120,000 State Workers

March 2020

Supporting Our Community Heroes, Helping Our Local Businesses Plays Important Role in Responding to Covid-19

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay's District Office Closed to Walk-In Visitors

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

Caution, Calm & Coordination Will Help Us Through the Challenge of Covid-19

Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Hosts Discussion on New Rent Regulations’ Impact on Regions Outside NYC

Localities Must Have a Say in New Energy Projects

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Statement on the Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

Amid Devastating Impacts of Covid-19 Outbreak Assembly Minority Conference Proposes ‘Small Business Emergency Recovery Act Of 2020’

February 2020

Cutting Millions in Library Funding Sends a Terrible Message to Our Communities

Veterans Sound Off On Service Cuts, Fight Back

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Greets Local Law Enforcement in Albany

‘Green Light’ Creates Major Public Safety Hazard

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb’s Decision to Retire

Adding Pressure on Local Governments Will Continue to Hurt Middle-Class Families

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Assemblyman Gary Finch’s Decision to Retire

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) Announces Appointments To Redistricting Commission

January 2020

Action on New York’s Outmigration Issue is Long Overdue

Assembly Minority Conference Offers Rules Reforms to Improve Operations in the Assembly Chamber

Bracing to Face New York’s Budget Realities

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) on the 2020 Budget Address

A Strong Covid-19 Response Today Can Help Our Long-Term Recovery Tomorrow

New York Is Now Dealing With the Realities Of ‘Reform’

Assembly Minority Conference Calls For Criminal Justice ‘Reforms’ To Be Immediately Addressed

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Names Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh as Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Names Assemblyman Ed Ra as Ranking Minority Member of The Committee On Ways And Means

An Opportunity To Realize New York’s Full Potential

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay Opens the 2020 Legislative Session

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) On The 2020 State Of The State Address

Assembly Minority Conference Unanimously Chooses Assemblyman Will Barclay As New Conference Leader

Assembly Minority Conference Choses Will Barclay As New Assembly Minority Leader

December 2019

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua)

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

Shop Local This Holiday Season And Support Your Friends And Neighbors

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Presents Proclamation To Canandaigua Mayor

Help Your Community Celebrate The ‘Season Of Giving’

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

November 2019

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua)

Give Back To The Community This Thanksgiving Season

HEAP Program Designed To Help New Yorkers During The Cold Winter Months

Honoring Those Who Bravely Serve Our Country On Veterans Day

New York Is Headed For A Public Safety Disaster

October 2019

NY’s Tax Rankings Still Terrible, With No Relief In Sight

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Experience The Finger Lakes This Fall Season

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Stresses Education & Early Detection

September 2019

STAR Program Mess Is Another Headache For Taxpayers

Gov. Cuomo’s Lesson Learned Over License Plate Debacle

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb On Gov. Cuomo Walking Back New License Plate Plan

Finger Lakes Region Driving Record-Setting Tourism

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

Direct-Care Professionals Need Our Support

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua)

August 2019

Prepping For A Productive School Year

Leader Kolb, Sen. Ortt Call For Legislative Action Against Gov’s Unnecessary $25 Tax On New License Plates

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Announces Appointment Of Donna l. DeCarolis To New York State Climate Action Council

College Costs are Crushing Young New Yorkers

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Presents Check To Ionia Volunteer Fire Company

Assembly Minority Leader Kolb Presents $200,000 To Ionia Volunteer Fire Company

Kolb Tours Ontario County Animal Shelter That Rescued 85 Dogs In Recent Animal Cruelty Case

An American Institution: The Great New York State Fair

State Library Funding Is Critical To Support Institutions Of Knowledge, Growth & Learning

Law Enforcement Officers Deserve Our Thanks, Respect & Protection

July 2019

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony In Naples

Donated Blood Shortage Requires Immediate Attention

County Fairs Promote Sense Of Community And Boost Local Tourism

Summer Bucket List: Options Abound in the Finger Lakes

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Statement On Independence Day

June 2019

Summer Fun Meets Summer Learning in the Finger Lakes Region

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Statement On The End Of The 2019 Legislative Session

Kolb: New York’s Farmers About To Be The Victims Of Albany’s Misguided Meddling

With the Start of Summer, Lyme Prevention Takes on Added Importance

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Statement On Bill To Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

Celebrate Safely During National Fishing & Boating Week

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Statement On The 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Assembly Majority Rejects Proposals To Reduce Costs For Veterans To Use State Parks

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) Statement On Minimum Wage Increase For Inmates

May 2019

Each Step Toward Preventing Domestic Violence Helps Save Lives

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Attends Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

Memorial Day is a Day of Solemn Remembrance

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Applauds Signing Of The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb, Colleagues Call For Passage Of “Ramona’s Law”

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Speaks At Ems Remembrance Ceremony

Kolb, Giglio Call For Passage Of Critical Public Protection Measure: Ramona’s Law

Police Week is a Time of Reflection, Praise and Gratitude

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Attends Day Of Caring Event In Ontario County

Assembly Minority Members Express Concerns Over Farmworker Bill, Call For Public Hearings

Driver’s License Debate Fails On Principle, Policy & Popularity

New York Has Worst Tax Freedom Day In Entire Nation

April 2019

Assembly Majority Blocks Minority Conference Attempt To Expand Earned Income Tax Credit For Low-Income New Yorkers

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Visits Culvert Project In Richmond

Help Support Our Volunteer Fire Departments

Long Fight Ends With a Victory for Veterans

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) on State Parole Board Decision to Release Judith Clark

Assembly Minority Offers Amendments to Further Protect Victims of Crime

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Joins Assemblyman Colin Schmitt in Welcoming New Windsor Police Department

Assembly Majority Blocks Bill to Restore Transparency and Trust in State Government

Crime Victims’ Rights Week a Time of Reflection, Action

Assembly Minority Offers Budget Amendments to Protect the Disability Community & Their Caregivers

Assembly Majority Fails To Protect Localities

March 2019

“Let’s Help Our Community Together”

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Welcomes Constituents to Assembly Chamber to Support Programs & Funding For Disability Community

Leader Kolb Receives “Champion Award” for Continued Efforts to Assist Disability Community

Paying New York Prices Is Becoming Costly & Concerning

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R, C-Canandaigua) on the Future Closing Of Hillside’s Varick Campus

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) Meets With Members of the 2019 Assembly Internship Program

Lack of Attention to Veterans is Shameful

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) Meets With Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Students In Albany

Kolb, Palmesano Applaud Passage of Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) on the Assembly One-House Budget Resolution

CHIPS Funding Critical to Economy, Emergency Services

Direct-Care Professionals Deserve More Respect, Better Treatment

February 2019

Assembly Minority Conference Outlines Priorities in “Budget Blueprint for a Better New York”

Minimum Wage Increase Hurts Those it Means to Help

Share Your Thoughts on NY’s Future

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R, C-Canandaigua)

Raising Wages for Inmates Will Raise Eyebrows Across NY

January 2019

Assembly Minority Conference Releases NEW YORK’S INFRASTRUCTURE: A Report on Fortifying Our Roads, Bridges and Water Systems

Most New York Students Still Dreaming of Affordable College

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua)

Attack on Municipalities Coming from Multiple Fronts

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The 2019 State Of The State & Budget Address

Assembly Minority Conference Proposes Measures To Improve Voting Procedures, Save Taxpayers Money

Newest Hike in Minimum Wage Set To Yield Massive Layoffs

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Opens The 2019 Legislative Session

Leader Kolb & Assembly Minority Conference Welcome Nine New Members

Gov’s Outmigration Explanation Doesn’t Add Up

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Pens Letter
To Gov. Calling For Major Change In Direction Of NYS