Press Releases

Finch Says Auburn Protestors, Police Officers Offer Model for Divided Nation

“George Floyd was killed by a police officer, an outcome that almost certainly would not have happened were he white. It's an American tragedy. I'm disgusted and heartbroken. “In Auburn this weekend, demonstrators exercised their constitutional...

We Owe Our Way of Life to Our Fallen Soldiers

All our lives are shaped by the choices we make, but there's one choice that's so profound, so meaningful that it forms the bedrock of our nation- the choice to enlist in our armed forces. The choice to protect your fellow citizens, to protect...

Finch Announces Online "Highlighting Healthcare Heroes" Initiative to Celebrate Nurses through the Month of May

Assemblyman Gary D Finch (R,C,I-Springport) is encouraging area residents to nominate local nurses for recognition during his “Highlighting Healthcare Heroes” initiative beginning May 6, the kickoff of National Nurses Week. The program will...

An Important Message from Assemblyman Gary D. Finch

“Early this week, the New York State On PAUSE Act went into effect. It's extensive and aggressive. It requires all non-essential businesses to close. It cancels all non-essential gatherings of any size. It requires individuals who leave home...

State Budget Should Shed Controversial Policy Proposals

“Americans are frustrated by partisan fighting in Washington and they should be. In a crisis, real leadership means focusing on key objectives and getting real results.“In Albany, we can do better. Our state budget should keep government...

Brian Kolb Is a True Public Servant

“In his statement today, Assemblyman Kolb said he had new avenues to pursue and more work to do. He's been successful in business, he was an outstanding educator and as the leader of our Conference, he was a unifying force and a bell-clear voice...

Helming, Finch Rip Governor's Veto of Needed Highway Funding for Auburn

Today, Senator Pam Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) expressed frustration and outrage that the governor vetoed bipartisan legislation which would provide Auburn with needed highway maintenance funding. The bill...

Finch Blasts Majority Bill to Let Inmates Vote

“Senate Majority politicians have submitted legislation that would literally allow all inmates to vote from jail. It's a disgusting proposal. Voting is the most sacred privilege in our democracy. Inmates who have caused immeasurable sorrow and...

Finch Vows to Fight Tax Hikes Pushed By Assembly Majority

“The only thing the Assembly Majority did in their budget to keep New Yorkers from fleeing the state was increase taxes on car rentals.     “It's scary to see Upstate and suburban Majority members in the Assembly cede...

Finch, Business Leaders Tout Permanent Property Tax Cap

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) today joined a bipartisan group of legislators and business leaders from across the state calling for a permanent, 2 percent property tax cap. “Since our Assembly Minority Conference first proposed the...

Finch, Assembly Minority Unveil Budget Priorities

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) joined his colleagues yesterday to detail their 2019 budget proposal, “A Blueprint for a Better New York.” “The Majority has been catering to the political fringe this session. Our plan is...

When Cuomo Goes Low, We Go High

“Brown vs. The Board of Education. “I Have a Dream.” Normandy. Seal Team Six. Selma and Seneca Falls. Harriet Tubman and her North Star. The New Deal. We went west. We went to the moon. “We’ve never been perfect and we’ll always be great....

Silver Verdict Underscores Need To Return To Albany

“Sheldon Silver’s sentencing is just the latest reminder of why it’s so important for us to return to Albany this summer and pass comprehensive public ethics reform. Enough is enough.”

Governor Running Out of Excuses

“For years, the governor’s critics have pointed out that there are more effective, fair ways to stimulate the economy than by picking winners and losers and providing fortunate firms with taxpayer-funded perks, tax breaks and handouts. We were right....

As Session Winds Down, Finch Zeros In On Bipartisan Bills

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) has sponsored plenty of productive legislation this session. He sponsored the most stringent package of ethics laws in the country. He sponsors bills to strengthen penalties against domestic abusers and sponsors...

Finch, Minority Colleagues Urge Assembly Majority to Bring Bipartisan Reform Bills to Floor

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) today encouraged Assembly Majority to bring two important reform bills to the floor for a public vote. The measures already passed the state Senate in nearly unanimous, bipartisan fashion. They have Majority...

Finch Statement on Majority Members Passing Radical Healthcare Bill

“There’s more we need to do to make healthcare more accessible and more affordable for New Yorkers. However, the radical bill passed by the Assembly Majority today would do more harm than good. First, it’s built on the assumption that the federal...

Finch Urges Senate Majority to Put Children First

A bipartisan bill championed by Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) is awaiting action in the state Senate, a chamber wracked by gridlock. Each caucus has 31 members in Albany. The Majority members, who do not control the chamber, are seeking...

Finch Pleased That New Yorkers Will Pick Next Attorney General

“Barbara Underwood is the consummate professional. Her experience –she was the first woman to hold the position of solicitor general of the U.S. and has argued twenty cases before the Supreme Court – is unimpeachable. This critically important office...

Finch Statement on Eric Schneiderman

“The stories these four women told in The New Yorker are horrifying and credible. It was apparent that Eric Schneiderman needed to resign as attorney general. The article outlines a pattern of predatory, violent behavior and systematic sexual abuse...