KOLB: Taking action to reform the parole board

BY BRIAN M. KOLB Media coverage seems to be ever-present in each of our lives. There are daily coronavirus reports, opinions on school re-openings and political campaign ads on repeat. It seems as if the average person is less concerned

Letter to Editor

KOLB: Rights are rights for a reason

BY BRIAN M. KOLB This past week, New York state Attorney General, Letitia James, with the support of Gov. Cuomo and his administration, filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA), citing it as a civil suit as opposed

Letter to Editor

KOLB: Graduations must be in person

BY BRIAN KOLB This week, the governor announced that high schools will only be allowed to hold “drive thru” graduations this year. It’s yet another misguided policy. It’s a glaring example of executive overreach. Worst of all, it shows that

NY Assembly

Kolb: Memorial Day presents an opportunity for reflection, gratitude

BY BRIAN KOLB Traditionally, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summertime, outdoor recreation. Families flock to beaches, campgrounds and host backyard barbeques for their neighbors. Citizens line downtown streets at celebrations, and churches are packed during remembrance services. There’s no

Letter to Editor

Kolb: New York State’s economy was vulnerable before COVID-19

BY BRIAN KOLB State Democrats blaming Washington for our economic troubles is nothing new. (President Trump cut taxes for about 80% of all New Yorkers, and the governor called it an “economic missile.”) It’s still troubling. While I agree with

NY Assembly

Kolb: State Budget fails New Yorkers

BY ASSEMBLYMAN BRIAN KOLB “We have the power, but do they have the will? It’s time for the Legislature to regain its mojo.” I said those words about three years ago. I was trying to inspire some urgency in my

NY Assembly

Kolb: Drive safely this holiday season

BY BRIAN KOLB As we prepare to revel in the upcoming holiday celebrations, it is especially important to remember to do so safely. Many of our holiday traditions, especially our New Year’s Eve celebrations, involve indulging in spirits. Done safely,


Kolb: Back-to-school costs are at all-time high

BY BRIAN KOLB Summer always seems to go by in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, the days are shorter, the air is cooler and it’s time to send our children back to school. This change of

US Attorney

Pervasive Albany corruption under attack!

By: Mike Madigan Albany is now on notice that there is a new sheriff in town in the name of US Attorney Preet Bharara. It is quickly becoming apparent Bharara is committed to rooting out the pervasive corruption that controls