Senator Daphne Jordan Calls On Governor Hochul and the Senate Majority to Priotize Key Issues

Senator Jordan advocates got the 2022-23 State Budget to contain policy priorities including affordability, workforce investment, expanding economic opportunities, and ensuring a quality education for all students.

HALFMOON, NY – With the State’s April 1 fiscal deadline quickly approaching, New York State Senator Daphne Jordan (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today called on Governor Kathy Hochul and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins to highlight the Senate Republican Conference’s key priorities from the “Take Back New York” plan and requested their inclusion in the 2022-23 State Budget.  

“The 2022-23 State Budget deadline is just weeks away so there isn’t a moment to lose in ensuring the budget contains critical priorities that my colleagues and I have advanced this Session, including making New York more affordable, investing in our workforce, expanding economic opportunities, and providing a quality education for every student. We can, and should, realize all these policy priorities in the final 2022-23 State Budget. I’ll keep working with my colleagues to deliver a fiscally responsible State Budget that meets these priorities, helps take back New York, and puts our state on a path to affordability, opportunity, and security for everyone,” Senator Jordan said. 

As State Budget negotiations begin to accelerate with the Senate and Assembly expected to vote on their One House Budgets in session next week, Senator Jordan and her Senate Republican colleagues outlined key priorities that highlight the needs and concerns of everyday New Yorkers including:    

MAKING NEW YORK AFFORDABLE FOR ALL 

  • Rejecting Tax Increases 
  • Preventing “Stealth Tax Increases” by Adjusting Tax Brackets for Inflation 
  • Property Tax Relief 
  • Supporting Low-Income Working Families by Increasing the State EITC Benefit 
  • Providing Relief to Middle-Class Taxpayers 
  • Supporting Families and Addressing Childcare Costs 
  • Enacting a Permanent Cap on Runaway State Spending 
  • Mitigating the Impact of Skyrocketing Energy Costs 
     

BUILDING A STRONGER WORKFORCE FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY 

  • Supporting Farmers and the Agriculture Industry 
  • Training and Growing our Workforce 
     

IMPROVING OUR BUSINESS CLIMATE AND EXPANDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY 

  • Cutting Taxes on Small Businesses 
  • Capping Unemployment Taxes to Protect Businesses Still Recovering from the Pandemic 
  • Supporting the Manufacturing Industry 
     

ENSURING ACCESS TO A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS  

Funding our Schools, Supporting our Students, and Investing in Career and Technical Education 

INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE 

  • Expanding Access to High-Speed Broadband 
  • Supporting Investment in Local roads and Bridges and Water Infrastructure 
     

FIGHTING FOR A SAFER NEW YORK 

  • Addressing Violent Crime and the Fallout of the Disastrous Bail and Discovery Reforms 
     

SUPPORTING AND PROTECTING NEW YORK’S VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

  • Serving our Veterans 
  • Caring for Our Seniors 
  • Helping the Healthcare Sector Recover 
  • Combating the Opioid Epidemic 
  • Addressing the Mental Health Crisis 

New York State’s fiscal deadline is April 1, 2022. 

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