Press Releases

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

“All of New York and the nation mourns the victims of the horrific shooting this afternoon in Buffalo. This senseless act of violence is truly devastating to our state and most especially the Buffalo community. We pray for the victims, their...

Assembly Minority Conference Offers Reforms to Improve Assembly Operations

The Assembly Minority Conference today introduced nine proposals aimed at strengthening transparency and improving efficiency in the Assembly Chamber. The proposals call for common-sense provisions including allowing all members of the Legislature to...

New York’s Climate Goals Have The Potential To Result In A Dangerous Reliability Crisis

New York’s Majority has a longstanding habit of taking an issue like environmental policy and addressing it with the most extreme, unrealistic solutions conceivable. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) passed in 2019 is one...

Barclay Partners With Local Libraries To Distribute Free Covid Test Kits

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay today announced that he is partnering with local libraries within the 120th Assembly District to distribute free COVID-19 test kits. The kits were provided to Leader Barclay’s office by the state Office of General...

Take Care Of Yourself: Mental Health Is Essential To Overall Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of taking care of your mental wellness. Established in 1949 by Mental Health America, this year’s theme is “Back to Basics” and aims to provide straightforward information...

Barclay Recognizes Local High School Students For Community Service, Volunteerism

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) awarded 26 area high school students with his office’s Community Service Youth Recognition Award. This award recognizes outstanding high school students who volunteer and work tirelessly to serve...

Leader Barclay Stands With Crime Victim Advocates In Honor Of Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski), alongside his Assembly Minority colleagues, joined crime victim advocates including Sammy Ravelo, a Navy veteran and retired NYPD Lieutenant (pictured left of Barclay), who walked from the...

Volunteer Firefighters Make Incredible Sacrifices For Their Communities

The past few years have been challenging for all New Yorkers, but through all the uncertainty, our state’s first responders, including our volunteer firefighters, showed up every day to serve their communities. This weekend, fire departments across...

Barclay, Barlow To Host Annual Blood Drive

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow have announced they will host their annual blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross on Friday, May 6 at the Roy C. McCrobie Building located at 41 Lake St....

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s Arrest

The news regarding the arrest of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin is very disappointing for the people of New York state. Albany has a persistent and pervasive corruption problem and today’s federal indictment is a disturbing indication that problem is still...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on the Enacted 2022-23 State Budget

“Gov. Kathy Hochul promised a better, more transparent budget process when she took over as New York’s executive. Promises made, promises broken. Unfortunately, New Yorkers were left with the same secretive, ineffective negotiations they have...

Leader Barclay Honors NYSUT Representative Pat Kush

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Recently, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) presented Pat Kush with an Assembly citation recognizing her many years of service as New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Political Action Committee’s 48 District South Coordinator....

Leader Barclay, Colleagues Welcome Law Enforcement Professionals To Albany

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The sheriffs and a number of law enforcement professionals were invited to Albany to attend a press conference in which Barclay and his colleagues called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislators to “Finally Fix Bail Reform” and walk back failed...

A Tragic Loss Of Life Leaves Community Searching For Answers

The heartbreaking death of Jordan Brooks has left our community reeling, and has raised serious questions about how services for the disability community are administered in Oswego County. Brooks, who was wheelchair bound and suffered from cerebral palsy,...

New York: Let’s Punish Law-Abiding Citizens with Backward Policy, Again

It seems like New York invents new ways to reward criminals every day. The latest policy concocted by extreme liberals is to give special treatment to those previously convicted of marijuana-related offenses with respect to opening up a state-licensed...

Assembly Minority Calls For Review Of DOH Policies After Nursing Home Audit

Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac), the Ranking Minority member on the Assembly Health Committee, issued a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul and Dr. Mary Bassett, Commissioner of...

Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay On The Assembly One-House Budget

“For the better part of the past year, gas prices; rising inflation and violent crime have been among the major quality-of-life concerns keeping New Yorkers up at night. Each of these issues has now reached crisis-level. But somehow, Assembly Majority...

Leader Barclay Displays Local Artwork In Albany

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) is shown here proudly adorning the walls of his Albany Office with artwork from the 120th Assembly District. The different creations were featured in his 2nd Annual Local Landscape and Landmark Art...

March Is Red Cross Month

This month, we recognize the importance of the American Red Cross and all the work the organization does helping to support communities here and around the globe. The Red Cross has been one of the most vigilant and responsive emergency service organizations...

Leader Barclay and Colleagues Call For More Funding For Local Roads

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Today, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) joined colleagues from the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences, as well as infrastructure stakeholders, to call for an increase in funding for New York’s local roads, bridges and...