Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposed tying education funding to teacher performance. While teacher evaluations are important, education begins at home. Teachers, parents and students need to work together to give our children and community the best opportunity for success. We will continue to bring more state aid for education into our community to help reduce property taxes for Long Island taxpayers.
Government does not create long-term jobs. During the 2012-13 legislative session, my colleagues and I will continue to lift the heavy hand of government off our job creators. Working together, we can bring New York State out of the recession and bring good-paying, private-sector jobs to Long Island.
Do you agree or disagree that the state should lower the tax levy for businesses to encourage economic growth?
Would you support or oppose major overhauls to education if they were carried out in a way which lowers property taxes and improves quality education in the long term?
Do you support or oppose further unfunded mandate relief for municipalities to allow the 2 percent property tax cap to work effectively?
Do you support or oppose commissioning the state comptroller’s office to perform a forensic audit of the MTA in order to identify cost-saving measures that can be undertaken within the agency?
Do you support or oppose legislation to make cyberbullying a criminal offense?