Anti-gun Legislation Infringes on 2nd Amendment Rights
Mar 10, 2011
Here in Northern New York, hunting is a way of life. North Country residents are law-abiding citizens who jump through the state’s hoops to lawfully own a gun, either for personal protection or for sporting.
However, each year, members of the Assembly’s...
Governor’s Economic Development Initiatives Are Promising; Ag Should Not be Overlooked
Mar 3, 2011
New York State is often referred to as one of the most unfriendly states in the country to do business. From high taxes to burdensome regulations to bureaucratic mazes, small businesses and even large corporations continue to find it difficult to succeed...
Blankenbush Optimistic About “Redesign” to Save Money and Improve Efficiency
Feb 10, 2011
With the release of Governor Cuomo’s executive budget last week, New Yorkers were presented with both good and bad news. The bad news: state spending must change in order to close the current $10 billion deficit. The good news: the governor and I agree...
Governor’s Proposed Budget Shows Fiscal Restraint; Disappointed with Ag & Tug Hill Commission
Feb 3, 2011
Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2011-12 Executive Budget earlier this week, and while there is no question that this year’s budget will be radically different than its predecessors, the Executive Budget is a starting point, not the finish line.