Stec Joins Minority Conference in Unveiling Jump-Start New York Initiative

April 17, 2020

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) has joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference today unveiling the Jump-Start New York initiative, a 14-point plan aimed at helping the state’s small businesses and employees to get back on their feet following the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference’s plan would work to help allocate state and federal funding to the businesses and their employees across the state that have been hit hardest by the pandemic and the financial implications of the PAUSE initiative aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

The plan includes:

  • Repurposing Economic Development Funds from programs like START-Up New York;
  • Extending or waiving state regulations that have been enacted by executive order for a year;
  • Adjusting the state tax filling dates to align with federal tax filings;
  • Ensuring federal funding is provided to businesses and individuals within 30 days of passage of the stimulus package;
  • Ensuring future federal stimulus funding is given directly to school districts and local governments; and
  • Providing zero percent interest loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19.

“I am very proud to join the Assembly Minority Conference in unveiling the Jump-Start New York initiative today,” said Stec. “Throughout the state we are seeing businesses and residents struggling with the financial and health implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. Our plan aims to help struggling businesses, employees, residents, and municipalities get back on their feet when this is all over. I hope the governor and legislative leaders takes our plan into consideration as we begin talks to open New York up again once more.”