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New Guidance Allowing for Graduation Ceremonies A Positive Sign of Progress

The gradual reopening of New York’s businesses and movement toward normalcy in daily activities has provided a lot of optimism and hope for our small business owners, consumers, employees and residents of New York. To that end, my colleagues in...

Tax-And-Spend Budget Will Have Relocation Ramifications

Earlier this week, the Majority Conferences passed a back-room budget deal that completely disregarded every rule of fiscal responsibility. The 2021-2022 Enacted Budget is $18.7 billion more than last year’s spending plan. New York state is now...

Barclay: Cuomo & The Majority Co-Conspirators Continue To Injure NY’s Bars & Restaurants

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) issued the following statement after Gov. Cuomo extended his executive order which requires bars and restaurants to close by 11 p.m. As of April 5, the 11 p.m. curfew was lifted for pool halls, casinos,...

As New York Slips Further into Unrest, the Majority Does Nothing to Make Streets Safer

New York’s criminal justice system has deteriorated to dangerous levels. At the direction of the Majority in the state Legislature and New York City, we have seen drastic changes to parole and bail policies that have undermined police officers and...

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

“Many are going to celebrate the passage of the ‘Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.’ But we didn’t solve any problems today, we only created new ones.Majority members will claim victory, but they ignore the inherent...

Budget Priorities That Will Break the Bank

The process of developing the annual State Budget officially begins when the governor presents his spending proposal in late January. But the terms of negotiations become clearer once legislative majority conferences offer their financial plans, which...
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Community Donates Hundreds of Pairs of Shoes and Boots to ‘Tithe My Shoes’ Collection Drive From left are Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I,Ref–Lyons), Oswego County Sheriff Don Hilton, Oswego County Undersheriff John Toomey, Leader Barclay and Madison County Undersheriff R.J. Lenhart. Today the New York State Assembly Minority Conference unanimously chose Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) as its next Minority Leader this afternoon at the Capitol, one day before the start Assemblyman Will Barclay recently presented Garry Visconti with an Assembly Resolution honoring him for being named Fulton’s Veteran of the Year.  Pictured with Barclay and Visconti in center are Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref—Pulaski) was honored to be the guest speaker at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Officials Round Table” series today.

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