“This year, I fought hard for working families in Upstate New York in an effort to make this state affordable again. Cutting property taxes and eliminating the gas tax in New York were among my top priorities this legislative session. I am disappointed that the Majority prevented these vital cost-saving measures from reaching the Assembly floor before session adjourned today.
As daily living expenses continue to rise, it is imperative that our government act so that you can keep more of your hard-earned money in your pockets. Not by increasing taxes, but by lessening the burden on families, small businesses and students, we can accomplish this mutual goal. That is why today I am calling on the Speaker of the Assembly and his majority conference to call us back to session so we can finish the people’s work and enact the reforms necessary to alleviate the financial constraints crushing down on so many New Yorkers.”