I was pleased to meet with Mayor Koch today on the issue of independent redistricting. I expressed to him my concerns about the Koch-endorsed bill that would weight the redistricting process in favor of Democrats by a six to two margin.
Several different redistricting reform bills have been proposed. We are still reviewing constitutional concerns that we have with the bill submitted by the Governor. It is our intention to pursue a redistricting reform measure that will meet the NY Uprising pledge.
From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief.