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Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season

There are thousands of small businesses in New York state, and each one is an integral, valued part of the communities they serve. These local establishments drive our state’s economy by offering unique goods and services and they play a critical role...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“Thanksgiving Day is a time to express our appreciation for family and friends and give thanks for the many blessings we are fortunate to have. Longstanding traditions and celebrations are unique to every home and give us all a chance to reflect on...

Apprenticeship Week: A Time To Celebrate A Well-Rounded, Skilled Workforce

Apprenticeship Week is a time when business, education and government leaders can highlight the impact that workforce training and alternative pathways have on our state and our economy. Celebrated nationally from Monday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 20, the...

Barclay Announces 3rd Annual Stocking Drive for Syracuse VA

Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) announced the third annual “Stockings for Veterans” drive – an effort to collect personal-care items for veterans who must spend the Christmas holiday at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse....

We Have Much to be Grateful for on Veterans Day

Every November, we recognize the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of our nation’s incredible service-men and women. Veterans Day provides us an opportunity to reflect on all they have done for us, and continue to do each day, to keep us safe and our...

Gov. Hochul Hiding Budget Report Violates State Law

The deadline for Governor Hochul to release the state’s mid-year budget report was Sunday, Oct. 30. We are still waiting for it. The mandated public report that outlines the state’s current financial health has taken a back seat to the governor’s...

Standardized Test Scores Are A Call To Action

Preparing New York’s students for the workforce and the responsibilities and challenges beyond school is the most important job of any education system. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, these goals became significantly more challenging, and...

Barclay Announces 2022 Local Landscapes and Landmarks Art Exhibit Opening

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) today invited members of the public to his 3rd Annual Local Landscapes and Landmarks visual art exhibit opening on November 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Art Association of Oswego, Inc. “We have received...

Annual ‘Tithe My Shoes’ Donation Drive Under Way

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) today announced that he is once again participating in the annual “Tithe My Shoes” charity drive, an effort to collect new or gently-used shoes and boots for the Rescue Mission with an emphasis...

School Safety: A Top Priority For Assembly Minority Conference

Keeping the public safe is the most important job of any legislative body. That charge comes with many different considerations, and in recent months we have seen a critical gap in the safety of New York’s school children. To help address that gap,...
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