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New York’s Small Businesses Are Economic Engines

It is critical state government supports New York’s small businesses. They make up the backbone of New York State by creating jobs and driving their respective local economies. According to information from the Small Business Association in Forbes,...

July 14, 2017
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) On The Federal Appeals Court Decision To Overturn Former Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Conviction

“Today’s Second Circuit decision shows that the golden age of Albany corruption is still very much alive. This is a disappointing and embarrassing day in New York. Sheldon Silver was tried and convicted of fraud, extortion and money laundering....

July 13, 2017
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2017 Legislative Session: New Yorkers Deserve Better Than They’re Getting

The 2017 session was an exercise in dysfunction, where political agendas impeded the public’s work. From the bizarre rollouts of the State of the State and Executive Budget, to an inexcusably late budget, and finally a special session to finish...

June 30, 2017
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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Applauds Passage Of Craft Brewery Tax Exemption

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) today applauded the passage of legislation (A.6945-A) to exempt tastings at licensed beer, cider and liquor producers from sales tax. Under current law, only...

June 21, 2017
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Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) On Completion Of The 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Legislative Session provided clear reminders of how dysfunctional state government is, and how much work will be required to fix it. The most inept budget process in years was followed by weeks of inactivity, absent significant legislation...

June 21, 2017
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