Brian Kolb en State Assembly Speaker wants minimum wage hike fast-tracked <p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:30:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49361 at Assembly GOP Leader calls for special session <p>The Republican leader of the state Assembly is calling for the legislature to return for a special session to wrap up some unfinished business.</p><p>The legislature adjourned at the end of June with no firm plans to meet again before next January, but Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says there’s too much left to do to wait until next year.</p><p>“I definitely think we should go back,” Kolb said. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:42:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42011 at Assembly GOP Leader calls for special session Will Thruway Authority finally vote on truck toll hikes? <p>The New York State Thruway Authority board is scheduled to meet again next Monday. But there’s still uncertainty whether they will finally act on a proposal to raise truck tolls. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:52:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30370 at Should Thruway Authority merge with transportation department? <p>The leader of the New York state Assembly Republicans is proposing to do away with the state’s Thruway Authority and merge it into the state Department of Transportation, in an attempt to avoid excessive toll hikes. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29976 at