Statement From Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt On On Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

New York State Senate

The Governor's State of the State address was a series of so-called solutions to the problems created right here in Albany. The rising crime and cost of living highlighted by the Governor are the direct result of bad policies enacted by New York Democrats. 


Governor Hochul proposed a task force to stop the shoplifters emboldened by a pro-criminal legislature, asked for taxpayer funding to address a migrant crisis Democrats invited to New York, and gave lip-service to the rising cost of living created by Albany's extreme energy agenda, high taxes, and bad housing policy.


As more residents continue to flee the state for places that offer affordability, security, and opportunity, we need real solutions and the political will to address the challenges we face, not band-aids to bad policies that have decreased the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Our conference stands ready to work toward a greater New York for all.