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Friend Sponsors Bill Limiting Standardized Tests In Teacher Evaluations

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) has signed on as a sponsor of Assembly Bill 8247, which limits how much emphasis can be placed on student standardized test scores in a teacher evaluation. The legislation...

June 16, 2015
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Friend: Potential Minimum Wage Hike Endangers Franchises

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is an ardent opponent of Gov. Cuomo’s Wage Board and his potential plan to raise the minimum wage only for fast food industry workers. Friend argues that increasing the cost of labor on just one...

June 3, 2015
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Friend: New EPA Water Regulation, More Federal Overreach

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is raising concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of its Clean Water Act. The EPA’s new rules expand the type of water and wetlands regulated by the Clean Water...

June 2, 2015
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Friend: Ban DMV From Selling Our Personal Data

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is calling on the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to stop selling all personal data effective immediately. It has recently come to light that the DMV made $60 million through the sale of...

June 1, 2015
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Assemblymen Friend And Palmesano Greet Montessori Students At Capitol

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Assemblymen Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently welcomed the Southern Tier Montessori School to the Capitol and the Assembly Floor. The students spent the day learning how state government operates and...

May 27, 2015
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