2012 State of the State

Andrew J. Lanza

January 04, 2012

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has just officially kicked off the start of a new Legislative Session.

As your Senator, I am committed to making this new session as positive and productive as possible.

Last year we ended partisan gridlock by partnering with Governor Cuomo to make government function again and produce results that matter for taxpayers.

Working together we achieved many of my goals – including:

            >  cutting state spending and the state bureaucracy

            >  closing a $10 Billion deficit without raising taxes & fees

            >  cutting taxes for middle class taxpayers

            >  repealing the MTA payroll tax

            >  working to create new private sector jobs

In 2012, we must build on our momentum and do even more.

It starts with early passage of a fiscally responsible state budget that cuts spending and avoids new taxes and fees.

We have to establish a statewide transportation plan to improve our infrastructure and create jobs.

But most important – we have to make New York more business-friendly to attract and retain new private sector jobs because job growth is the long term solution to our budget problems.

If we create more jobs and build a stronger economy, we will create a more prosperous New York, now and for generations to come.

Last year we made great progress, and I am going to work to make 2012 even more productive. Please visit my website lanza.nysenate.gov regularly for important news and information.