Fourth of July A Needed Reminder of National Unity
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — July 4, 2020 — In the moment, John Adams had a sense of how profound it was. He knew he was living through history. On July 3, 1776, he wrote his wife a letter detailing the Second Continental Congress’s vote the day before declaring the United States independent from …

TribuneFourth of July A Needed Reminder of National Unity
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

Our Comeback Story Starts Now
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — June 13, 2020 — No region of our state was spared from the economic devastation that followed the governor’s lockdowns and business closures in response to COVID-19. Family businesses that thrived for generations were suddenly on the brink. Hardworking people were forced to stay home. When they needed help …

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Families of Deceased Nursing Home Residents Deserve Answers, Accountability
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — May 30, 2020 — When facing criticism, the governor’s administration has a very simple playbook. Their first instinct is to dig in their heels. They insinuate that questions are being asked in bad faith. Legitimate oversight is waived off as politically motivated. If that doesn’t work, they try to …

TribuneFamilies of Deceased Nursing Home Residents Deserve Answers, Accountability
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

It’s Time for the Legislature to Get Back to Work
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — May 16, 2020 — In their first major public action since we passed the budget in early April, Democrats in the Senate and Assembly convened a virtual hearing this week for small business owners, advocacy groups and lawmakers to discuss the federal government’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. …

TribuneIt’s Time for the Legislature to Get Back to Work
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

Democrats Must Take Some Responsibility for State’s Financial Crisis
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Statement by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — April 30, 2020 — “To hear Assembly Democrats tell it, our state’s financial crisis began when this public health crisis intensified and will be solved once the federal government bails us out. I’m not questioning the fact that New York state needs and deserves more help from the federal …

TribuneDemocrats Must Take Some Responsibility for State’s Financial Crisis
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB