Governor Cuomo has recently announced his intention to give free college classes to individuals incarcerated in state prisons. I do not support this plan.
While I am in favor of rehabilitation and reduced recidivism of inmates, I cannot in good conscience support the Governor’s plan when so many individuals and families in New York are struggling to meet the ever-rising costs of higher education.
Right now, cities and counties across New York State are writing next year's budget...and deciding how much in local property taxes families should pay.
New York's historic tax cap was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Cuomo. New York State actually reduced State spending this year. Now, local officials have their turn.
In October, I met with many local officials across the four counties of our Senate District.
Some officials are looking for loppholes in Governor Cuomo's new tax cap law - loopholes fought for by the speical interests to allow spending to grow and grow, even as families are concerned about making ends meet.