The 2009 Assembly session concluded Monday with much left to finish. While we passed a handful of excellent bills, some of the most important issues facing New Yorkers have yet to make it to the floor for a vote. Property taxes, government reform, spending caps are all issues that are extremely important to the people of the 149th District, and none of these were addressed.
New Yorkers across the state have learned to tighten their belts and spend less money in order to survive in this economic downturn. However, the Assembly majority continued to tax and spend the hardworking families of our communities without even looking into a long-lasting solution. We may be leaving Albany for now; however, I look forward to talking with the people of my district and working toward creating a long-lasting solution for the betterment of Western New York and the state as a whole.