By Assemblyman Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) I recently had the privilege of attending a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sunocoâ€™s Fulton Ethanol Plant to celebrate the opening of the facility. This opening is welcome news for Oswego […]
By Assemblyman Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) The severity of this budget crisis and taxpayersâ€™ pleas of no more taxes has fallen on deaf ears. A tenuous budget has been largely negotiated between three, and sometimes two, […]
We need to expand the DNA databank to require more criminals to provide DNA samples. Through expansion more offenders will be convicted of the crimes they committed, which will allow victims and their families peace of mind.
When policy makers talk about job growth, there are varying opinions on how to go about achieving this goal. In recent months, we witnessed federal stimulus dollars of historic proportions pour into our economy to try to help kick start job creation.
Earlier this month, our state law changed to improve voting opportunity and procedures for the military. I was pleased to support this legislation in the Assembly. The new law allows military to be able to cast their vote in a time frame which allows their ballot to be counted.
The New York State Assembly Summer reading challenges will begin appearing throughout local schools and libraries for parents and children this month. This brochure, which features a calendar and a space to keep track of reading time throughout the summer, challenges kids to read for at least 15 minutes a day for 40 days throughout the summer months with an adult or on their own. […]
State and local police officers, particularly in the northern portions of Oswego County, are urging motorists to be aware of horse-drawn buggies. In recent years, more Amish families have moved to our region and are on the roadways. […]
Because of the lack of respect our leaders have for the lawâ€”passing a budget on timeâ€”and the lack of true leadership, our communities lost parks, state workers were forced into furloughs, and the Democratic majority staged a â€œsit-inâ€ at the Governorâ€™s office and played â€˜he said, she saidâ€™ in the media. As I said, we deserve better. […]
It is well known that New York state already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Nevertheless, each year the Assembly Democratic majority puts forth a legislative gun package which contains bills that would place additional burdens on legal New York gun owners. […]