Press Releases

New York Encourages Job Creation with Excelsior Program, Entrepreneur Resources

Our economy has seen thousands of manufacturing jobs disappear in recent history and the jobs, sadly, continue to disappear. Most recently in Fulton, Birdseye, a food packaging company, stopped production this month and more than 200 workers will have...

Governor Joins Effort to Strengthen Mandatory Reporting Requirements

"I was pleased to learn the Governor has decided to join us in improving our mandatory reporting requirements. I am a co-sponsor of the College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act. This act would add college coaches, athletic directors, professors,...

College Coaches, Professors Also Should Be Mandated Reporters

There has been a great deal of media coverage surrounding the events concerning Syracuse University Assistant Coach Bernie Fine and recent allegations of child molestation. While charges have yet to be filed and an investigation is still pending, this...

Item Drive for Troops Seeks Candy, Granola Bars, Hygiene Products and Cards

The Ladies Auxiliary and the Pulaski VFW Post 7289 are collecting items to send to active military troops again this year. Assemblyman Barclay’s office is again assisting in this effort. The following is a list of items needed for the troops: Handmade...

Medicaid Takeover Would Reduce County Tax Burden

I recently became a sponsor of a bill that, if passed, would require the state to gradually take over Medicaid and the costs associated with the program. This will reduce property taxes and remove many costly mandates that have been passed down by the...

Barclay Drafts Legislation to Require Felony Status Check on Benefit Applicants

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) has drafted legislation that would require the Department of Social Services work directly with the Division of Criminal Justice Services to check the wanted felon status of people applying for state benefits....

Local Volunteers Coordinate to Send Items to Troops, Donations Needed

This year, once again, my office will participate in the item drive for troops. The Pulaski VFW 7289 and the Ladies Auxiliary will send care packages and stockings to troops. Lois and LeRoy Bowen and the Ladies Auxiliary in Pulaski spearhead this special...

Barclay Urges Constituents to Attend Free Screening for Alzheimer’s

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) is encouraging people to take advantage of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) free memory screenings offered on Nov. 15 as part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. AFA is a nonprofit organization...

Event Encourages Families to Consider Adoption

I wanted to take some time this week to draw attention to a great event. Onondaga County will host its annual National Adoption Day on Nov. 18. More than 500 guests are expected to attend. It’s a big day for many families. Many children are officially...

Barclay: Good Riddance to Cheese-Slicing Regulation

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) said today he was glad the State Department of Agriculture decided to back off of farmers at markets who cut their artisan cheeses fresh from the wheel. Earlier this year, the state had penalized farmers for...

State Launches Gold Alert System

There was good news last week that will better protect vulnerable adults. The State launched its Missing Adult Alert system. The Gold Alert is similar to the Amber Alert but would be used only for missing adults. If someone goes missing, bulletins...

Fleeing Felon Receives Benefits; Points to Hole in State System

A man wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon in South Carolina was receiving New York State benefits. This fact was discovered about two weeks ago when police investigated Edward Lamar Moses in Oswego County. They did a background...

Portal Opens With New Government Resource Site

There is a new web site that I wanted to share with you this week called www.data.gov. The idea is simple: to connect people to government resources and with each other. The amount of information on the site is impressive and agencies and resources...

Barclay: ‘How Did a Man Wanted for Attempted Murder Receive NYS Benefits?’

“How did a man, wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon, qualify for and receive New York State benefits? The state does ask the applicant if they are ‘or someone in their household is fleeing prosecution, confinement or...

Consumers: Know What to Expect Before Switching Energy Suppliers

In anticipation of the winter weather setting in, some of you may have received letters from energy suppliers offering alternatives for where to buy electricity and gas. I wanted to take some time this week to share with you what the New York State Public...

Barclay: ‘Congratulations to Winners’

“Congratulations to all of the winners of the local races. I’m looking forward to working with those who were re-elected and also looking forward to meeting and working with new local representatives who will take office for the first time in January....

Dignity of Funerals Upheld, Oral Medications to Treat Cancer Covered with New Laws

Military funerals cannot be disrupted by demonstrators in New York, thanks to a new law which I strongly supported. The legislation came about after a small group of protesters began picketing military funerals. According to media reports, members of...

Stillborn Birth Certificate Bill Signed by Governor

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) said today he was pleased the Stillborn Birth Certificate bill was signed into law by the Governor. The new law will enable parents of stillborn children to receive a stillbirth certificate. Parents are currently...

Barclay: Cuomo Should Have Signed War of 1812 Anniversary Commission Legislation

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) today expressed his disappointment that legislation that would have created a temporary commission to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 was vetoed. This is a lost opportunity for our Upstate...

Emerging Technology Tax Credits Renewed

During the legislative session, I was happy to vote in favor of the extension of what is known as “qualified emerging technology credits.” This is the type of tax break we need at the state level that encourages job growth and helps make it easier...