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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On Veterans Day

“The courageous men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces deserve our collective gratitude and respect. As the father, son, brother and uncle of U.S. military veterans, I understand the importance of those who have served in...

November 14, 2016
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The Cloud Of Corruption Rises Again

Federal charges are being levied against top Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco, the influential head of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Alain Kaloyeros, and others for a series of alleged schemes that include fraud, bid-rigging and bribery; Kaloyeros is...

September 26, 2016
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Comptroller Audits Provide Glimpse Into Dysfunction, Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars

Yet another audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office has found a state agency wasting or mismanaging money, evidence of a disturbing trend that has seemingly consumed the summer. This time, it’s paying out Medicaid to the deceased. Not long...

August 16, 2016
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Transparency Should Be The Expectation In Major Investments Like Buffalo Billion

In what has become a recurring bought of memory loss, the governor and his agency commissioners have again forgotten that they are accountable to the taxpayers. The Buffalo Billion, aimed at revitalizing Buffalo and the surrounding...

July 22, 2016
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START-UP NY Report Hardly Worth The Wait

It was a tough week for START-UP NY’s head salesman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Fortunately, in this capacity he doesn’t work on commission. In 2013, the governor presented New Yorkers with a new economic-development toy called START-UP NY. The goal was...

July 19, 2016
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