Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C, Elma) and members of the Senate Minority Conference officially released their “Take Back New York” 2022 legislative agenda. The plan would restore balance and common sense to government while vigorously rejecting some of the extreme policies of the past three years.
“As a new legislative session gets underway, our top priorities must include fixing the dangerous changes made to the state’s criminal justice system,” Senator Gallivan said. “Many of these new policies favor offenders over law-abiding citizens and lead to a sense of lawlessness because those perpetrating violent crimes have no fear of being held accountable for their actions. We must also restore our system of checks and balances in state government as outlined in our Constitution. Finally, we need to ensure adequate funding for education, health care, senior services, agriculture and other vital programs, while at the same time maintaining fiscal stability and making our state more affordable and business friendly.”
Take Back New York 2022 is a comprehensive agenda that helps grow our local and state economies, provides financial breathing room for middle-class families and small business owners and makes public safety an urgent priority. If enacted, Take Back New York 2022 would:
- Offer a better quality of life for all New Yorkers by repealing bail reform and supporting law enforcement and crime victims, as well as expanding and ensuring access to a quality education for all our children;
- Make New York more affordable for every resident by cutting our highest-in-the-nation tax burden and enacting a series of measures that lower childcare and the day-to-day cost of living in our state;
- Develop a strong workforce for a strong economy through substantive training and development programs, and a major commitment to our family farms;
- Improve our business climate and expand economic opportunity by cutting burdensome regulations, investing in physical infrastructure and broadband statewide, and moving toward a cleaner energy future;
- Ensure security for our vulnerable populations by securing funding for our veterans, providing needed resources to our seniors and their caregivers, combating the opioid crisis and better treating mental wellness; and
- Restore accountability to the state government by restoring our system of checks and balances.