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Preserving New York’s Farmland is the Right Thing to do for Our Economy and Our Legacy

New York’s agriculture industry is in the midst of a total upheaval, and a recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture highlighted some major concerns coming out of this new normal. According to the report, New York lost 2,788 farms...

We Must Take Care of Our Veterans The Same Way They Take Care of Us

     New York’s veterans are an asset and a blessing to our state and the communities they have returned to after service. The sacrifices they have made, along with those of their dedicated families, are why we can enjoy the enormous freedoms we...

Leader Barclay Joins Local Participants from Association of New York State Youth Bureaus' 21st Annual Youth Leadership Forum

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Earlier this week, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) met with Oswego County students participating in the 21st Annual Youth Leadership Forum held by the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus. The forum is an interactive leadership...

Recognizing Mental Wellness Month: Patients, Providers & Programs Need Our Support

As budget negotiations begin to take a more concrete shape, it becomes even more important to keep pushing to support policy initiatives that can do the most for New Yorkers. As I have said before and want to reiterate as we close out Mental Wellness...

Reacting to the State of the State & Work Ahead in 2024

Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her third State of the State Address this week, offering some broad policy proposals for 2024. Like years past, the governor’s presentation to the joint session of the Legislature was light on specifics. However, within the...

Now is the Time to Come Together and Restore New York

Earlier this week, I spoke on the Assembly Floor to outline the Assembly Minority Conference’s priorities as we take up legislation in 2024. Improving the quality of life for New York residents is always at the top of our agenda, and I am optimistic...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“With the start of a new year, we reflect on past achievements and look forward to all that 2024 has in store. Turning the page on the calendar comes with new goals, new hopes and a renewed sense of optimism. I hope 2024 brings success and good fortune...

Resolve and Resilience: Motivation for A New Year

As we turn the page on another year, we reflect on the journey over the past twelve months and welcome the opportunity to embrace new challenges and ideas. We find strength in our resolve and resilience while allowing optimism to light our path forward...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“As we come together with our families and loved ones to celebrate Christmas, I want to send best wishes to everyone on this special holiday. I hope today is filled with festivities and friendship and all are able to enjoy this season of giving. The...

The Holidays Are a Great Time to Reflect on Our Successes and Our Challenges

Christmas Day and the new year are just a few days away, and it’s an opportunity for all to reflect on the successes, challenges and lessons we’ve learned throughout the year. As always, I am also appreciative of the capacity for giving I have seen...
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