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Governor, Stop Withholding Aid

The Division of Budget has yet to disperse $2.9 billion of CARES Act funding received from the federal government to help New York address the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. New York state received approximately $5.1 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds...

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Blankenbush: Protect Our Struggling Farmers

Today, Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) cosigned on to a letter to Gov. Cuomo requesting that the Farm Laborers Wage Board wait in recommending any changes for New York farmers until growing season data can be accurately compiled. The letter...

Governor, Enough Is Enough

“The Assembly Minority Conference has tried to rein in the governor's emergency powers but, unfortunately, the Majority has blocked all our efforts to do so. As our governor likes to tout every press conference he holds, our state has successfully...

Give Our High School Seniors a Graduation Ceremony

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) joined the Assembly Minority Conference in writing a letter to the governor requesting authorization for schools to hold graduation ceremonies for high-school seniors.“Our seniors have faced an unconventional...

State Majority Put Policy Above All

“Throughout this pandemic, we have seen the governor take more control over our state than ever before. Without legislative approval, he has issued more than 30 executive orders and has changed over 260 laws.“The Legislature had an opportunity...
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Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) pictured with local town and county highway officials at a rally in Albany calling for increased funding for CHIPS program. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) pictured with General Mennes and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) in celebration of Fort Drum Day in Albany on February 26, 2020. Blankenbush, Local Town and County Highway Officials Rally In Albany for Increased Funding for Local Infrastructure The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, held its initial caucus meeting of the year earlier this week. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) and fellow North Country legislators to speak with Major General Walter Piatt, who is

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