Unshackle Upstate’s position in support of mandate relief is well known – we were one of the founding members of the “Let NY Work” effort in 2012.

So it’s not hard for us to support the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) in their call for real mandate relief to be included in this year’s state budget.

What will it take to get Albany to act on this issue?  Municipal bankruptcies?  School districts that can no longer meet their obligations to the children they are supposed to educate?