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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 Opposes $212 Billion Budget That Puts Illegal Immigrants Before Struggling Small Businesses

“The budget agreement being passed now has the largest spending this state has ever seen – $212 billion with $5 billion in new taxes despite the significant federal aid New York just received. This budget is irresponsible and doesn’t...

Area State Legislators Renew Call to Reopen Schools

Elmira — State lawmakers from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions today renewed their call for Governor Andrew Cuomo to give the go-ahead to allow all schools to return to full-time, in-person classroom instruction.The move has also...

Friend Calling for Release of $1.3 Billion in Fed Aid Given to NY to Help Renters and Small Rental Property Owners

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is calling on the governor to send a message of necessity to allow the Legislature to approve the appropriation bill which would release $1.3 billion in federal aid passed by Congress in December 2020....

Area State Legislators Get Behind Call from Area School Superintendents to Reopen Schools

State lawmakers from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions are getting behind area school superintendents and joining the call for the Cuomo administration to give the go-ahead to allow all schools to return to full-time, in-person classroom...
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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