Opening The 2017 Legislative Session

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) today delivered remarks to open the 2017 Legislative Session. While addressing the full Assembly, Leader Kolb reinforced the importance of the Legislature’s role in state government and outlined a number of priority issues that the Assembly Minority Conference will seek to advance this year. Among the legislative proposals Leader Kolb referenced are:

  • Ensuring funds are made available allowing direct care workers to be paid a fair wage;
  • Bringing Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services to Upstate New York;
  • Lowering the extreme financial burdens Albany places on residents, businesses and municipalities;
  • Implementing greater oversight and safeguards to ensure taxpayer-funded economic development programs are operating effectively; and
  • Creating a registry of violent felony offenders by passing Brittany’s Law, to help curb domestic violence. 

A video of Leader Kolb’s remarks is available here


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