In First Term, Johns Secures Job Investment, Ends Albany Dysfunction

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C-Webster)
June 6, 2012

“In a little less than two years, working across party lines with Gov. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Duffy, we’ve radically changed the way Albany does business. Together, we’ve made it a priority to keep New York affordable for middle-class families and boosted job growth in a tough economy.

“I passed not one, but two on-time budgets that cut spending, ending years of dysfunction in Albany. Working diligently to reduce state spending allowed us to cut taxes, providing real relief for middle-class working families and the lowest tax rates in over five decades. I also helped to keep families and seniors in their homes by passing the 2 percent property tax cap.

“I've worked in a bipartisan fashion to secure $36 million in economic development funds for Monroe County that will help create jobs in our area and grow our economic sector. I helped secure $32 million in critical resources to put people back to work to repair our crumbling roads and bridges. Thanks to these efforts, New York is now investing in exciting opportunities right in our own backyard, such as the $134,000 for canalfront improvement and repairs in the Village of Fairport, $5 million to the University of Rochester Health Center, and a $700,000 grant to expand Qualitrol Company, LLC so that they can create more local jobs.

“I’ve been honored to work on these projects, and I’d like to continue to deliver the positive change and investment our region deserves.”