Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

February 17, 2011

The issue of redistricting reform is an important one and I have said repeatedly that we will act on reform legislation.  A number of proposals have been advanced and we have to take a close look at what makes the most sense to ensure a fair, open and truly nonpartisan process.

Cutting government spending, reducing taxes, providing property tax relief and creating private sector jobs are critically important issues that impact every family and business in this state.  That’s why our focus right now must be on getting a fiscally responsible budget enacted by April 1st, which is just 43 days away.