Last week a $175.5 billion spending bill was passed.
Some lawmakers believe that bill, which was packed with a number of consequential pieces of legislation – is proposed that way intentionally by the majority.
“This legislation simply wouldn’t pass in a traditional, up-and-down vote,” explained New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua). That said, it passed, and now taxpayers will have to live with the consequences.
While recreational marijuana was not legalized – several other key provisions were included.
Leader Kolb was in-studio this week discussing the budget outcome, and how it will impact residents of the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York as a whole.
Watch his conversation with FingerLakes1.com News Director Josh Durso, or listen to the podcast on your favorite app – like Spotify or Apple Podcasts – by visiting anchor.fm/sunday-conversation.
What has Albany gotten right for the Finger Lakes? How detrimental is it to the region that state elections, like the one for Governor, have all but forgotten about Upstate New York?
State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) has represented the 131st since 2000 when he was first elected. While the condition and reputation of Albany has evolved over those years – he has remained the region’s staunchest ally and advocate.
This week, Leader Kolb was in-studio to talk about these questions and much more.
Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso recap the past Wonderful Life weekend in Seneca Falls, talk about the first snowfall of the year, Brian Kolb’s bid for governor, the weather for the December weekend ahead, and some great local photos taken in the past week here in the Finger Lakes.
On episode #79 of the Inside the FLX podcast New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) will be in-studio to discuss a wide-range of topics.
Kolb has been considered a serious contender for a Republican ticket in the Gubernatorial race in 2018, along with Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Other topics slated for discussion include business growth in Upstate New York, the growth of the Finger Lakes as a destination in the U.S., and what types of changes are needed at the state level to promote growth for those who call this region ‘home’.