Dear Neighbor, Since I took office in 2009, it has been an honor for me to represent the people of Western New York at the State Capitol. As a wife and mother of three children, ensuring a viable future for our families has been and will continue to be my top priority. I want to ensure that our children have opportunities for a successful future right here in New York State, and are not forced to leave due to our struggling economic and business climate. It is no secret that the people and businesses of New York are overburdened. Our state is notorious for being one of the highest taxed states in the country, and is consistently considered one of the worst states in which to do business. Families are finding it difficult to pay their tax bills and many businesses are being forced to cut jobs, relocate or close up shop. In order for any business to run properly and efficiently, those involved must be held accountable for their actions, and I feel that the same should hold true for state government. From mom-and-pop corner stores to multinational corporations, New York State needs to support existing businesses and invite new enterprises to take advantage of all that our state has to offer. By implementing regulatory reform, tax, fee and assessment reductions, and promoting business growth and expansion, we would allow businesses to do what they do best, create jobs and stimulate the economy. I am extremely proud of my successes in the private sector and am confident that my experience and hardworking approach as a businesswoman has helped bring a common sense point of view to the Assembly Chamber. We need a more fiscally conservative approach that will rein in exorbitant spending and lower taxes to put money back into the economy so it is able to grow. Please know that I will continue to represent your voice in Albany, and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you on any state-related matter. If you would like to share your views on any issue, I welcome your thoughts.
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin shares her reaction immediately following the 2014 State of the State address.