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Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) joined members of the Senate Minority Conference today in unveiling a comprehensive plan to Reset New York State. The announcement comes as the 2021 Legislative session is set to begin this week in Albany.
The plan includes several components to address mounting economic and fiscal challenges facing the State, many of which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help forge a better path forward for all New Yorkers.
“Long before the COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down, New York faced daunting challenges, including a looming budget deficit and a shrinking population,” Senator Gallivan said. “The corona virus has exacerbated our problems, adding to the financial burden we face and bringing our economy and many small businesses to the brink. As we fight the pandemic, we must also safely re-open our economy, control spending, ease the burden on taxpayers and restore our system of checks and balances in state government.”
The plan includes proposals that prioritize restarting our local economies, rethinking how New York State operates, and renewing a commitment to New York State’s residents to ensure strong, robust communities.
Restart our Local Economies by:
- Safely reopening our small businesses to help them get back on their feet and offer gainful employment for residents;
- Helping our schools and colleges stay open;
- and Investing in our physical and human infrastructure to rebuild our state’s competitiveness.
Rethink how New York State Operates by:
- Ending New York State’s unaffordability problem, which has been made worse by the pandemic;
- Taking on State government’s culture of overspending and restoring fiscal responsibility;
- and Reasserting the Legislature’s constitutional authority as an equal branch of government.
Renew our Commitment to Residents by:
- Fostering the growth of vibrant local communities;
- Developing a robust economy with diverse opportunities;
- and Creating safer neighborhoods with common sense public safety measures.