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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Judge Hector Lasalle

“The nomination of a new chief judge of the state Court of Appeals is a historic and significant event. It’s unfortunate that Senate Majority turned it into an embarrassing example of woke dysfunction. Judge Hector LaSalle deserved a fair and objective...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay On Committee Meeting Broadcasts

“Assembly committee meetings will finally be televised, representing a welcome and overdue measure of transparency to our legislative work. The Assembly Minority introduced this measure prior to 2016, when the law requiring televised meetings was passed.Today’s...

State Leaders Must Listen to the Public When Setting the Agenda for 2023

With the beginning of each new legislative session, it’s tradition to hear members of the Legislature and the governor lay out their goals and outline the policies they deem most valuable for the residents of New York. Sometimes these ideas are rooted...

Leader Barclay Announces Leadership and Committee Positions For 2023 Legislative Session

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) announced the Assembly Minority Conference list of Minority leadership positions and committee assignments for the 2023 Legislative Session. “I am eager to work alongside these dedicated and talented...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay On Gov. Hochul's State of the State Address

“Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State address offered plenty of lofty ideas, but there are serious concerns with the proposed plan to achieve them. When Gov. Hochul says things like, ‘We will make New York safer. We will make New York more...

Leader Barclay Delivers Opening Remarks and Welcomes New Minority Members

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Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) delivered opening remarks on the Assembly Floor, where he emphasized the importance of making positive changes for all New Yorkers during the 2023 Legislative Session.Leader Barclay expressed...

Restoring Contract Oversight is a Great First Step, But More Should Be Done

Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul approved a long-overdue measure to restore the comptroller’s office with oversight of state contracts. This is great news and is an important first step in restoring New York’s proper checks and balances. As such,...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“I am pleased that Lester Chang has taken his rightful place as the Assemblyman representing the 49th District. Any attempt to expel Mr. Chang from the Assembly and unilaterally deny the will of the voters in Brooklyn would set a terrible precedent....

NYS Assembly Minority Conference to Swear in 13 New Members

The Assembly Minority Conference will host a swearing-in ceremony for its 13 newly elected members on TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023, at 1 p.m. in Hearing Room B in the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The new members will be joined by family, friends and...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“As we usher in a new year, we should all take a moment to reflect on the past and look ahead to all that awaits in 2023. I hope this new year will bring new opportunities for growth, learning and prosperity for the people of New York. We turn the page...
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