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 …

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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
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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. …

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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 …

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It’s Time to Start Getting Back to Work
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Victor) ALBANY, NY — April 25, 2020 —  Over the years, our Assembly Republican Conference has consistently warned against one-size-fits-all solutions for New York State, one of the most regionally diverse in the union. What works for the residents in Manhattan doesn’t necessarily work for us. It’s been true of countless economic issues before, …

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Assembly GOP Roll Out Plan to Restart the Upstate Economy
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) ALBANY, NY — April 21, 2020 — Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Victor) and his Assembly Republican colleagues have released a comprehensive, regionally-based plan to re-open our economy upstate. “Our plan rejects a one-size-fits-all mentality in favor of a common-sense, regional approach. We need to get back to work. Our families and communities depend …

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2020-2021 State Budget Fails New Yorkers
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) ALBANY, NY — April 3, 2020 —  “We have the power, but do they have the will? It’s time for the Legislature to regain its mojo.” I said those words about three years ago. I was trying to inspire some urgency in my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do what …

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A Statement from Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb Regarding the Ongoing Coronavirus Response
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A  Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Victor) ALBANY, NY — March 17,  2020 —  Yesterday, March 16, 2020, “the governor announced a series of serious responses to an unprecedented public health crisis. I’m urging all of my constituents to comply with these directives and to practice safe social distancing. Certainly, closing gyms and movie theaters and limiting bars and restaurants …

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We All Have a Role to Play in Containment of Coronavirus
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) ALBANY, NY — March 14,  2020 — During an outbreak of a disease like coronavirus, it can be difficult to keep things in perspective. That’s especially true in the age of social media, when everyone has a platform and everyone has an opinion. Here are some tips on how the experts believe we …

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