BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS” by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, I testified in front of the Albany County Legislature to urge its members to vote against expanding an unnecessary ban on polystyrene […]
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Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) College costs and student debt are reaching crisis levels. The expenses associated with higher education present a daunting reality that hundreds of thousands of New York families are dealing with […]
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York You should know that today, Governor Andrew Cuomo, the head of the Democratic Party in New York State, is all set to implement Machiavelli’s infamous “divide and conquer” technique […]
A SPECIAL SEASON DOESN’T NEED A SPECIAL SESSION By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Across the world, we enter the most festive time of year. This weekend, New Yorkers will take time to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah alongside families […]
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan scuttled plans for a much-rumored special session in Albany next week. Flanagan said in a statement that “there just isn’t enough in this package to justify convening a special session and bringing 213 […]
THE CLOUD OF CORRUPTION RISES AGAIN Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) 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 […]
New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) (right) met with former Buffalo Bills quarterback and National Football League Hall of Famer, Jim Kelly, on Tuesday at his office in the Capitol. Kelly, who was in Albany discussing […]
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would exempt several basic and necessary women’s items from being unfairly taxed. The bill (S6726), sponsored by Senator Susan Serino (R-C-I, Hyde Park), would exempt feminine hygiene […]
EASTER SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE EXECUTIVE MANSION WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO Governor Andrew M. Cuomo invites New Yorkers to an Open House at the Executive Mansion on Sunday, March 27, 2016 to celebrate Easter Sunday. The Open House will be […]
IN NEW YORK, THE SUN HAS SET ON SUNSHINE WEEK By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb Last week, March 13 to March 19, was ‘Sunshine Week’ in New York, an annual tradition designed to recognize the importance of an open […]
Progressive New York’s Attack on Free Speech Continues By Frank Vernuccio, Esq. The November Team, a public relations firm is sounding an alarm concerning free speech rights in New York. According to the organization, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, who […]
ASSEMBLYMAN SEPULVEDA ON BRONXTALK – Tonight host Gary Axelbank will welcome Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda back to BronxTalk. As he makes his fourteenth appearance on the program, the legislator from the Bronx’ 87th district will talk about how his district fared […]
Former NYS Commissioner of Labor and Former NYS Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Joins Gotham Government Relations.
Brad Gerstman’s Annual Best Dressed Pols List Brad Gerstman, an always impeccably dressed lawyer/lobbyist, once again weighs in on the sartorial splendor of our city and state elected officials. Mayor Bill de Blasio was the only New York lawmaker/executive to […]
Skelos’ Conviction Must Be Followed by Major Reforms in Albany Today former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was found guilty on charges of public corruption, less than two weeks after his longtime colleague, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, […]