With a state budget plan in place, New York’s legislators need to spend the rest of their time this session on important regulatory reform to make our state more business friendly.
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Enthusiasm is running high as the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council works to prepare its strategic plan.
From time to time, we take articles that are written by others and share them with you. Here is one we thought you’d like to read. Daily News columnist Bill Hammond highlights how well intentioned “laws” ultimately cost the taxpayers more and more money each year. These well intentioned “laws” need to be addressed by […]
Why is it that once the budget is passed, there seems to be a sense that we no longer have to think about the finances of the state? Do people think that because the budget that was passed spends less and doesn’t include new taxes, we are all set? You’ve probably heard that Bobby McFerrin […]
My Fellow New Yorkers, You elected me to be your voice in Albany and to make tough decisions. Few issues are as critical to the future of our state as reforming our education system. Right now, we rank number one in the nation in spending per student, and number 34 in student achievement. Worse still, […]
As I have been known to do from time to time on this blog, I think it is important to share what other people are saying about issues that are important to us. Today, that special guest is EJ McMahon from the Empire Center for New York State Policy (http://www.empirecenter.org/). Please take a moment to […]
As the 2011 legislative session approaches, I’m sure there are more questions than answers about what will happen. New York will have a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. In addition, there will be more than 35 freshman legislators within the two houses. To compound the confusion, state spending is grossly out of alignment […]
With NYS facing a $9B+ deficit coming into 2011, it is time for the re-elected and newly elected members of the Senate and Assembly must heed the comptroller’s recommendation and lower spending, reduce taxes and fees, and stimulate private sector jobs.
For Unshackle Upstate, the 2010 elections were just the first leg of a distance race aimed at lowering taxes, reducing state spending and ending dysfunction in the New York State Legislature.
In just 11 days, on November 2nd, 212 candidates, both new and old, will be elected to the New York State legislature, 62 members to the Senate and 150 members to the Assembly. These legislative races could possibly make or break our state. It is important that you know who represents you and what THEY truly represent. It’s time to GOTV – Get Out the Vote!