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Coronoavirus Help for Workers

The Federal Government has passed the CARES Act, which extends unemployment benefits. There is help for those who have had their employment interrupted by Covid-19.
The Federal Government has passed the CARES Act, which extends unemployment benefits. There is help for those who have had their employment interrupted by Covid-19.

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Friend: Most New Yorkers Support Judicial Discretion to Address Bail Reform Issues, Legislature Must Act

Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R,C-Big Flats) is calling for the state Legislature to take action to restore judicial discretion in our courts to reverse increasing crime rates created by the 2019 bail reform law. According to a recent Siena College...

Friend To Hochul: To Make NY Safer We Must Address Bail Reform

“I, along with many law-abiding New Yorkers, have been decrying the bail reform and its negative impacts on public safety in our communities. If Gov. Hochul truly wants to make New York safer, we must give judges judicial discretion. Public safety under...

Friend Bill Would Address Comptroller DiNapoli’s Concerns over Problematic State Economic Development Programs

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is reiterating that New York is long overdue for effective oversight of the state’s generous economic development programs, which are funded at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. State Comptroller...

Small Landlords Need Help Now, Extending Eviction Moratorium Will Not Fix Already Broken Emergency Rent Relief Program

“New York needs to get emergency rental relief funds into the hands of those who are owed rent. Our small-to-medium-sized rental property owners have been doing all they can to stay afloat. The state has been slow to release these funds and another...

Statement From Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) on The Swearing-In of Gov. Kathy Hochul

“I wish Kathy Hochul well as she takes on the mantel as governor. There is much work ahead to restore the broken trust of the public in their government, but I am ready to work with the governor to reform our government to best serve the people of New...

Statement from Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend on the Resignation of Andrew Cuomo as Governor

“Andrew Cuomo, by stepping down, is doing the right thing for our state; we need to move forward and have an executive not mired down by multiple serious scandals which are being investigated by the Assembly. Still, these brave women deserve their day...

Friend: Participation in Independent Redistricting Hearings Critical in Shaping Fair Legislative and Congressional Representation

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is encouraging voters to participate in an upcoming virtual public hearing to be held by the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) on August 9 at 2 p.m. Those interested may register or submit testimony...

Friend Co-Sponsoring Bill to Prohibit Mask Mandates for Children

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is co-sponsoring legislation which would prohibit state agencies from imposing mask mandates on children unless they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. The assemblyman points to the state’s successful...
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