Brian Kolb

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A Republican candidate for governor is calling for hearings on controversial tourism signs on the New York State Thruway and other highways set up by the Cuomo Administration. The federal government says the signs are illegal and will withhold federal funds if they are not removed.

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There’s now one official candidate running for governor of New York in 2018, and that’s the Assembly’s Republican leader Brian Kolb. He announced in a video released Tuesday.

Kolb, who’s been an Assemblymember since 2000, is also a businessman. He’s the founder and past President of two companies in the Rochester area, where he grew up.  Kolb says he’d draw on the experiences of both worlds if he were to lead the state. He says he’s been traveling and meeting with New Yorkers, and asking them whether or not state government is working for them.

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Long-time Assembly GOP Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) told the New York delegation at the convention in Cleveland that he was humbled to take the stage before one of the largest groups he's ever spoken to. The Finger Lakes-area republican represents a district that covers an area mainly south of the Thruway from Seneca Falls at the northern end of Cayuga Lake, westward to the eastern suburbs of Rochester.  Kolb explains why he supports Donald Trump, shares examples of how the minority has stood firm on legislation in the assembly, and  takes shots at  Gov.