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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Final Recommendation From The Fast Food Wage Board

“This afternoon’s recommendation from the Fast Food Wage Board to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour is the end result of an ill-conceived approach by Gov. Cuomo that purposefully circumvented the Legislature – a body elected by the people to...

July 22, 2015
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The End Of The 2015 Legislative Session

“The 2015 legislative session ends with too many lawmakers leaving Albany with a feeling of relief, rather than a sense of accomplishment. Despite opportunities to foster meaningful reforms and implement sound public policy, the Legislature failed...

June 26, 2015
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Pension Forfeiture Legislation

“The Assembly Majority stalled, weakened and watered-down a pension forfeiture bill they agreed to pass three months ago and that already has passed in the Senate. The revised legislation we saw tonight virtually guarantees there will be no movement...

June 16, 2015
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In Final Week, Albany Can Make Up For Lost Time

This week, legislation overwhelmingly passed in the Assembly that will assist New Yorkers coping with unbearable pain. I proudly authored and introduced, along with Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, a bill to establish an emergency medical marijuana...

June 12, 2015
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Assembly Minority Members & Small-Business Advocates Call For Shut Down Of START-UP NY

Members of the Assembly Minority Conference today held a press conference to call for the immediate shut down of START-UP NY. “Over $200 million has gone into START-UP NY and only a paltry 76 jobs have been created,” said Assemblyman Dean Murray...

June 10, 2015
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