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Area Lawmakers Remind Residents: September Is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Elmira, N.Y., September 16 - State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today reminded area residents that September is National Infant...

September 16, 2015
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Friend: New York Tax Policy Continues To Drive Businesses Away

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) has consistently pointed to New York’s out-of-control taxation policies as a driving force behind the lack of new investment in the Southern Tier. A recent study performed by the Tax Foundation and...

August 28, 2015
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Friend: Gov.’s Wage Board Decision Will Hurt Franchisees And Teens Alike

“The decision rendered by Gov. Cuomo’s minimum wage board was as predictable as it will be damaging. The governor failed to get what he wanted passed through the Legislature so he invented a panel to bypass us. Much like his decision on...

July 22, 2015
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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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