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Response to Governor’s Deficit Reduction Plan

“With the release of Governor Paterson’s Deficit Reduction Plan, we once again see the Executive Branch struggling for a way to shift blame and place the burden upon county and local governments. Not only will his proposed 10% across-the-board cuts...

There are Many Reasons Why Farming is Important to Our Communities…

‘09 Session Presents Small Successes, Steps in Right Direction

When I think back about this year’s session, I have mixed feelings about what was accomplished. While there are serious issues that still need to be addressed next session, we were able to take small strides towards reforming New York state. We were...

Assemblyman Finch Passes Sex Offender E-Mail Notification Bill

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) last night voted for the passage of legislation that will allow New Yorkers to sign up to receive e-mail alerts when sex offenders move into their communities. “Elected officials have a duty to protect...

Assemblyman Finch Tours Businesses in 123rd Assembly District

Finch Calls On CBS To Fire Letterman

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) today has called for CBS Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves to terminate David Letterman’s contract with the network. Assemblyman Finch sent a letter via personal courier...

Finch: Farm Bill Will Destroy New York Farming Industry

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) today voted against the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, saying it will destroy the state’s agricultural industry because of the burdensome and costly regulations it creates. “This bill will...

Finch: Emergency Responders to Be Exempted From CDL Requirements

Today, Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) voted in support of legislation that he sponsored which will expand emergency responders’ ability to serve New Yorkers. Previous law restricted those without a commercial driver’s license (CDL)...

Assemblyman Finch Votes to Uphold Sanctity of Marriage

“We as Americans must ensure that all citizens of the United States are treated fairly. Discrimination is unacceptable. It is my firm belief however, that the tradition of marriage must be upheld. I have voted against the legalization of same-sex...

Assemblyman Finch Promoted To Minority Whip

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) has been promoted to the leadership position of Minority Whip in the Assembly Minority Conference. Finch previously served as Deputy Minority Whip for the past two years. As Minority Whip, Assemblyman...

Downstate Leadership Passing Buck onto Upstate Taxpayers

“Yesterday’s passage of the MTA bailout is just another part of the never-ending tradition of upstate New York being shortchanged for the benefit of New York City interests. Taxpayers throughout the state will see their tax dollars go toward reimbursing...

Finch Stands Up For New Yorkers’ Second Amendment Rights

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) today voted against a package of bills that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners and dealers in New York. Finch, who has repeatedly received an “A” grade from...

With Mother’s Day Approaching, Assemblyman Finch Announces Breast Cancer Hotline

May 10th is Mother’s Day, and with the holiday fast approaching, Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,I,C – Springport) would like to encourage women in New York to utilize the services provided by the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and...

Finch: New York’s Tax Freedom Day Third Latest in Country

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,I,C – Springport) today renewed his call for immediate relief from the crushing tax burden saddling New Yorkers. Tomorrow, April 25, is Tax Freedom Day, which represents when taxpayers have paid off their combined federal,...

Statement by Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport)

I would like to wish Jim Tedisco good luck as he moves on to Congress and welcome our new leader, Assemblyman Brian Kolb. I have had the pleasure of working with Assemblyman Kolb on issues that are important to Central New York and I have found him to...

Finch: Poor Budget Process Leads to Costly Budget

Raising taxes, cutting health care, killing any and all reform that we have created over the past couple of years; this is not a budget that will provide much-needed tax relief to middle-class families. In a time when residents and businesses are already...

Assemblyman Finch Announces Grants For Libraries in 123rd Assembly District

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) announced that four libraries in his district will receive state aid in 2009. The four libraries – Lisle Free Library, Aurora Free Library, Peck Memorial Library and Phillips Free Library – will receive...

Defense Cuts Will Hurt Our Local Economy

Recently, President Barack Obama announced that he will increase spending on national defense. However, if you look closely at the numbers, if the President kills the supplemental spending instituted after 9/11, we would actually be spending about $70...

Assemblyman Finch Announces Correction Officer Exam

Assemblyman Gary Finch (R,C,I – Springport) has joined with the New York State Department of Correctional Services in announcing a new correction officer examination on April 4, 2009. Applications are due by February 17, 2009. “I encourage interested...

Finch: Further Burden on Upstate Business Another Step in the Wrong Direction

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) today announced his opposition to legislation that would damage the economy of the Southern Tier by unnecessarily placing burdensome restrictions on businesses receiving Industrial Development Agency benefits. According...