New York state government experienced a banner year in 2005. The state Legislature
passed an on-time budget for the first time in 21 years, and strengthened laws against
drug dealers, distributors and producers. It made decisions that will improve the state’s
commerce and business climate, and made progress in improving our economy.
As legislators pass budgets and big statewide bills, we sometimes forget the smaller
issues and bills that affect local residents. It’s the smaller pieces of legislation, as a
collective whole, that actually shape the direction of our great state.
I’m taking this opportunity to share some of the initiatives from the 2005 legislative session
that directly or indirectly affect you. By working closely with my Assembly minority colleagues
and the Assembly majority, as well as our counterparts in the Senate and governor’s office,
we have made great strides toward a better, stronger New York.
Yet, there is more to be done. Some issues that have been on the table for years must be
dealt with and some issues that are new to New York this year must also be addressed.
If you have questions or concerns about the information, or any other matter, feel free to contact
me at any time.
Member of Assembly