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Albany Must Prioritize Mandate Relief

Throughout the state, local municipalities are preparing and finalizing their budgets. As communities figure out how they are going to pay for services and keep property taxes from increasing, I hope our elected state officials remember that we must...

November 13, 2015
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Blankenbush: A Five-Time Friend of Farmers

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) was again named to the New York State Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.” This is the fifth time Blankenbush has been recognized for his efforts to support agriculture and policies that help family...

November 6, 2015
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Albany’s Brand of “Ethics” Is On Trial

Some of you may be aware of the corruption trial of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that started earlier this month. He’s charged with fraud, extortion and money laundering. The charges say that he, as speaker of the Assembly, took in more...

November 3, 2015
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New Yorkers Want Fair Infrastructure Investments for Upstate

According to a Siena College Poll released earlier this month, at 71 percent, New Yorkers overwhelmingly believe upstate New York should be receiving fair funding for infrastructure needs. Fighting for our fair share of infrastructure funding has...

October 30, 2015
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Equality First

October 27, 2015
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