New York State
"I am working to keep your hard earned tax dollars right where they belong — in your pocket."
Working in the State Assembly with Governor Cuomo these past two years has been an incredible experience. I am so energized by our accomplishments in reducing taxes and reforming Albany that I am eager to start my campaign for re-election.
As I travel throughout my Assembly District, I hear so many good comments about our work in the state capitol and the fact that we are getting things done for the people of New York. I am running for re-election to continue this important work in reducing our property taxes and state income taxes, streamlining our state government to make it even more efficient, and enancing the climate for greater business and job opportunities.
As always, I want you to feel just as involved as I am in making our state the best place to live and work and I greatly appreciate your suggestions for change.
I ask for your support on election Day 2012. I pledge to continue to work hard for you in the New York State Assembly and to be your strong advocate for positive changes impacting us all.
Most sincerely, Sandy
New York State is putting its fiscal house in order. Here's how we are doing it:
- Two years of no budget deficits by downsizing state government and consolidating agencies.
- Cutting the tax rate for 99% of New Yorkers for the first time in 58 years.
- Adopting a tax cap of 2% for all municipalities and schools, and our state budget stayed within the tax cap.
- Increased aid to our schools by $805 million, cut the 4% sales tax on clothing, made investments in several key job-creation programs.
- Adopted major mandate reforms with the takeover of Medicaid Administration from counties — saving $1.2 billion in 5 years, and a new pension system-saving Putnam taxpayer $371 million over 30 years.
New York is moving forward. But don't just take my word for it. Recently the US Chamber of Commerce ranked New York in the top 10 states for economic performance — an 11 spot boost since last year.
Yes, we have accomplished so much, but we have more to do. I want to continue to represent you in the Assembly. By working together in a bi-partisan way with the Senate and Governor Cuomo, we will keep the momentum going.