Rescue New York 2023 Legislative Agenda

Senator Pam Helming and the New York State Senate Republican Conference today announced its “Rescue New York” 2023 legislative agenda, a comprehensive plan to improve public safety, ease the financial burden on middle-class families and small business owners, and restore the quality of life in communities throughout New York State. 

“Economic activity has decreased, crime has increased, and people are leaving our state in droves. We continue to struggle with the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record inflation and increased costs on everything from groceries to gas and home heating fuels, but One-Party Rule continues to fail to address these important issues. We must prioritize making New York safer, stronger, more affordable and more free for every resident.  Our 2023 Rescue New York agenda addresses these critical areas and will help put our state back on the right path,” said Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt.

“Our Rescue NY 2023 plan will deliver the changes New Yorkers need and deserve.  Safer communities. A more affordable state where people will want to live and raise their families. Where businesses want to locate and create new job opportunities for our residents. Where our family farms can continue to grow and prosper. And where our rural communities receive their fair share for infrastructure improvements, healthcare, emergency services, education, workforce development, and much more,” said Senator Pam Helming, Chair of the Republican Conference.

Read the Rescue New York plan here. Highlights include:

A Safer New York 

Restore common sense to our criminal justice system to prevent crime and protect New Yorkers;

Increase efforts and investments to end the opioid and mental health epidemics; and

Support and protect our seniors.

A Stronger New York 

Expand economic opportunity and strengthen our workforce;

Invest in infrastructure for the 21st century; and

Help our veterans and military families thrive.

A More Affordable New York

Cut the Empire State’s highest-in-the-nation tax burden and control government spending;

Reduce the cost of living for families and all residents;

Improve New York’s worst-in-the-nation business climate; and

Enact climate policies that ensure access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

A More Free New York 

Provide a high quality education to all students;

Uphold the rights of New Yorkers; and

Restore accountability in State government.