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Brian Kolb

Assemblyman James Conte (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/James Conte)

L.I. Assemblyman James Conte Dies Of Cancer

James Conte was the GOP floor leader, responsible for making sure the Republican views on bills and spending were heard. He often did it with humor and always with respect for Democratic colleagues.

10/16/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

NY Leaders To Meet For State Budget Talks

Thursday’s meeting will include the Democratic governor, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Republican leader Brian Kolb and Senate Democratic leader John Sampson.

03/17/2011

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

Analysis: GOP Tests Stronger Voice In NY Assembly

While New York’s political world frets over vote recounts that will decide which party rules the state Senate, the long-overlooked Republican minority in the Assembly is quietly pondering its newfound strength, and celebrating just a bit.

11/20/2010