Taking Action to Reform the Parole Board
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB, (R,C-Victor)

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VICTOR, NY — October 4, 2020 — Media coverage seems to be ever-present in each of our lives. There are daily coronavirus reports, opinions on school re-openings and political campaign ads on repeat. It seems as if the average person is less concerned with what is happening in his immediate community than what the neighboring state or opposed view on …

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By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB, (R,C-Victor)

New York State: A Criminal’s Paradise
By Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Victor) VICTOR, NY — September 21, 2020 — The seemingly endless disregard for the safety of New Yorkers continues this week as state prison officials released a notorious MS-13 gang member facing federal murder charges back onto the streets. Despite federal officials’ insistence on holding Ever Morales-Lopez due to his high chance of …

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Susan B. Anthony’s Legacy a Cornerstone of Our Regional History
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — August 22, 2020 — As I’m sure you are aware, our area was the birthplace of women’s suffrage. Almost exactly 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving American citizens the right to vote regardless of their sex. And, certainly, when talking about women’s suffrage, it is necessary …

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By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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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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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By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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 …

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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. …

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