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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 Urges Governor to Abandon Oppressive Zoned Lockdown Policy

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flatts) is calling, yet again, for the governor to abandon the oppressive zoned lockdown policy which has had Chemung County designated as Orange Zone for 12 weeks. The state, in particular the state Department...

Southern Tier Legislators: Start Up High School Sports

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblymen Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to give the go-ahead to high school sports seasons.In a joint statement, O’Mara,...

Friend Reappointed as Ranking Minority Member on Economic Development and Appointed to Newly Formed Committee on Science and Technology

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) has been reappointed to his position as ranking Minority member on the Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry. Additionally, the assemblyman has been appointed...

Friend Calling on Governor for Clear Recovery Plan for Small Businesses

“Recovery from the pandemic has been frustratingly stalled in the Southern Tier. First, our local small businesses were shut down by the governor’s statewide lockdown when cases were almost nonexistent in this region, then certain types of...
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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) rallies with highway superintendents in the state Capitol calling for a $150 million increase to local aid for local roadways and the restoration of Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) (second to left) joined veterans and Assembly Minority colleagues in calling for the restoration of $6 million in funding for veterans programs. Ass (Left to right)  Counselor Nick Matyas, Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Xymier Thomas, Madison Oliveri, Kaelin Thomas, Ruby Moncrieft and Counselor Autumn Loke meet to discuss the Bi (Left to right) Preston Evans, Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Mellisa Ellis, Trisha Peters, Theresa Melnyk, Cameo Clough and Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) From left to right: Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Reality Check Coordinator Samantha White, Amber Updike, Arianna Haskins, Wally Longwell, Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition Commu