Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials to announce new, bipartisan legislation that would replace the sole trustee at the New York State Common Retirement Fund with a board of trustees and eliminate pay to play in state public pension funds.
To address the severe state budget deficit, prevent thousands of layoffs, and generate hundreds of millions in savings, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today introduced legislation to freeze the wages of all public employees statewide for one year.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently sponsored and voted for Senate passage of the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 which will provide major ethics reform in New York State government. The legislation represents a three-way agreement between the Senate, the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.
"This budget resolution will build on our efforts of last year when we worked with Governor Cuomo and the Assembly to cut taxes for our residents, provide relief for businesses and cap local property taxes. It provides incentives to create jobs, requires state government to budget efficiently and works to relieve the pressures facing our local governments and our schools,” stated Senator Flanagan.
“The Senate budget resolution is right in line with our priorities to cut taxes, control spending and create jobs,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said. “I am confident that we will be able to work with the Governor and Assembly to get a new budget enacted well before the deadline that includes our priorities.”