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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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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...

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...

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...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices

Elmira, N.Y., May 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C-Olean), and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today...

Friend Calling for DOH to Align Covid-19 Guidance on Group Homes and Day HAB Programs with the CDC

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is urging the state Department of Health (DOH) to align their COVID-19 guidance for group homes and day habilitation programs with that of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Currently, state policies...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Governor to Allow Full Reopening of Local DMV Offices - Letter

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