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Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“At a time when suffering upstate regions need clarity and confidence, they’ve gotten only more confusion. The governor’s acknowledgement that upstate regions may not begin tomorrow’s Phase II reopening compounds the problems for businesses,...

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

The New York State Assembly Minority today introduced legislation that would restore legislative checks and balances for emergency declarations exceeding 45 days and ensure judicial due process rights for any actions that affect fundamental constitutional...

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

This year, our Memorial Day celebrations are going to look vastly different from those in years past. Gatherings of any kind during the COVID-19 outbreak are uniquely challenging, especially ones that normally involve close social interactions between...

Reopening Parts of New York Is Reason For Cautious Optimism

Today, certain areas of New York are finally taking important steps in a positive direction after weeks of lockdown orders and business closures. While there is cautious optimism in the regions reopening – the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk...

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

In a letter to the chairmen of the Committees on Aging, Health, and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations, members of the Assembly Minority Conference have called on the Legislature to convene a hearing to review and investigate New York’s policies,...

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