Oaks Unveils Assembly Minority “Road To Reform” Agenda

March 14, 2007

Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R,C-Macedon) today unveiled the 2007 Assembly Minority legislative agenda entitled “Road to Reform.” If enacted into law, this plan would move New York forward by reducing property taxes, creating and retaining jobs, protecting families from dangerous criminals, increasing the quality of education, reforming government and improving the overall quality of life for New Yorkers.

“There are a number of issue areas that continually affect each and every New Yorker,” said Oaks. “Some of these include the need for lower property taxes, increased quality of education, stronger laws against dangerous criminals, and creating more jobs. ‘Road to Reform,’ the Assembly Minority Conference’s legislative agenda, addresses these and other issues and offers proposals to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.”

“Road to Reform” includes $6 billion in property tax relief through tax rebates to homeowners and the reduction of property taxes by reining in Medicaid costs and recovering the estimated $4.5 billion in annual fraud, waste and abuse in the system.

“The plan also contains important initiatives that would strengthen laws to protect our families and communities from criminals,” noted Assemblyman Oaks. “This would include proposals establishing longer prison sentences for repeat violent offenders, and strengthening homeland security.”

Also included were measures to ensure New Yorkers receive a quality education that prepares them for the future and measures to deliver quality, affordable health care. Additionally the plan contains proposals that would work to establish a stronger economy by improving the state’s business climate and making New York more competitive. Specific incentives are also proposed to attract and retain small businesses and manufacturing operations.

Those interested in obtaining a copy of “Road to Reform” may call Assemblyman Oaks’ District Office at (315) 946-5166.