ONEONTA, 08/25/11 – In a new video statement, State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announces the launch of a new online survey, “The Next Steps to a Stronger Economy,” designed to gather public input on economic development initiatives to further private sector job growth.
Senator Seward says this year’s on-time state budget which cut spending, held the line on taxes and put forward job creating incentives was a positive start. He says further steps need to be taken to build on the successes of the legislative session.
The special section of Senator Seward’s website includes an online poll calling on respondents to prioritize the next steps needed to enhance job creation in New York state.
The job creating priorities listed for ranking are:• Keep cutting taxes;• Invest more in public education;• Reduce government mandates and regulations;• Give direct tax credits to small business;• Invest more in local highways, roads and bridges;• Reduce government spending.
The public can also weigh in with specific thoughts and suggestions with an eye toward private sector job growth and statewide economic improvement.
Seward says he will be taking an active role in the ongoing regional economic development councils and is eager to offer any creative proposals generated through the online initiative.
In the past, Seward has utilized other online initiatives to develop budget cutting suggestions, generate support for the property tax cap and defeat a plan to force a mandatory license plate replacement program.