On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R- Suffolk County) detailed his conference’s priorities for 2018, the Blueprint for a Stronger New York. They include balancing this year’s budget with no new taxes; making the real property tax cap permanent; reducing energy taxes; enacting a comprehensive regulatory reform package; and reducing taxes on small businesses

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He also said that the Senate Republicans plan to push for “a top-to-bottom review of the State’s overall economic development strategy” to ensure that the state’s efforts are creating new jobs.

Finally, the Senate GOP will advance a comprehensive effort to keep New Yorkers safe from gangs and gang violence; heroin and opioid abuse; terrorism; and crimes against women and children.