Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) today joined his Senate Republican colleagues in unveiling a new agenda for the 2021 Legislative Session being branded as Reset New York.
Senator Palumbo noted that 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 Island’s families, businesses and seniors are hurting and need greater support and relief from state government, both in the immediate term to help get through the pandemic and in the future to ensure that New York is a more affordable and safer place to call home,” said Senator Anthony Palumbo. “Reset New York will put us on a trajectory to accomplish these goals and begin to reverse the trends of higher taxes, burdensome regulations, and more crime that has caused hundreds of thousands of residents to flee the Empire State.”
Reset New York 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.
“State government needs to take new, and innovative approaches to help overcome the pandemic and address the state’s serious financial problems,” said Palumbo. “The status quo is not working. People are hurting, businesses are closing and we need to do more to help our fellow New Yorkers. Our Reset New York agenda is a good start to help us get the state on a new course for a healthier, safer and more affordable New York.”