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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, more than 16,000 women in New York state are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it one of the most common types of cancers in the state and in the nation. Tragically, close to 2,500 women in the state succumb to the disease each year, according...

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“Today’s veto by Gov. Hochul of a bill that passed the State Legislature with near-unanimous support and would have saved the Fulton School District and its students from losing more than $1 million in state aid is nothing short of callous....

Barclay’s 2nd Annual Landscapes & Landmarks Features 20 Local Artists

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) hosted an art opening yesterday at the Art Association of Oswego to welcome the public and contributing artists to his second-annual Landscapes and Landmarks Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be...

Without Action, New York’s Economic Shortcomings are on the Verge of Becoming Permanent

A new report from the Empire Center citing Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data paints an alarming picture of New York’s COVID-19 recovery. Just one month after then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo “paused” the state, New York had already...

NYS Sheriffs Deserve Our Support and Gratitude

New York State Sheriffs’ Week is a chance to recognize the dedication, bravery and sacrifice of our local law enforcement officials, and consider everything they do to keep us safe.The week is officially celebrated from Sunday, Sept. 19 to Saturday,...

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker’s Resignation

“Dr. Howard Zucker’s resignation as Commissioner of the State Department of Health (DOH) was an obvious and overdue step. That’s why I, and members of the Assembly Minority Conference, called on Gov. Hochul to make an immediate change....

JCOPE Appointment Signals Continued Status Quo For NY’s Failed Ethics Commission

Ethics oversight in Albany has been broken for decades, and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo was one of the chief reasons that problem worsened in recent years. In 2011, the former governor created the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) to restore public...

Honor Those Who Died on 9/11 by Vowing to Never Forget

Across the country, Americans will take time this weekend to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. For nearly all of us, the events of that tragic day still seem very recent and memories remain vivid.The shocking...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay On The 20th Anniversary Of The September 11 Attacks

“Today we honor the memories of the thousands of Americans who died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As a nation, we have always persevered in the face of adversity, no matter how great the challenge. During the last 20 years, we...

Eviction Moratorium Extension Highlights Ugliest Parts of Albany

The Legislature reconvened in Albany on Wednesday in order to extend the state’s moratorium on evictions. The Special Session, which concluded after many New Yorkers had gone to sleep, was needed to extend the state’s misguided eviction moratorium...
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