Statement from Senate Republican Leader Flanagan Regarding Amazon

John J. Flanagan

February 14, 2019

I am extremely disappointed that Amazon has decided to pull out of New York and take 25,000 much-needed jobs and billions of dollars in new revenue with them.

From the start, the Senate Democrats have politicized and poisoned this process just so they could avoid the wrath of the extreme left wing of their party.

While I still believe that cutting taxes across the board and creating an environment where businesses can grow and prosper is the best way to revitalize this state’s economy, this is a tremendous blow. Where are the suburban Democrats who promised us they would stand up to New York City interests and do what’s right for Upstate, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley?

Sadly, when you put Senate Democrats in charge of economic development in New York, this is exactly what you are going to get.