Successful RACC Initiatives
While the governor and Assembly Democrats constantly claim legislative victories, the fact is that many of the ideas that have enhanced the quality of life for all New Yorkers originated with the Assembly Republicans, including:
2% Property Tax Cap
The School Tax Relief Program (STAR)
Megan's Law, requiring the registration of sex offenders
Jenna's Law, eliminating parole for violent felony offenders
A restoration of $90 million to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and their non-profit caregiver
Decoupling standardized tests from teacher evaluations
Ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment Education Cuts
Stripping corrupt politicians of their taxpayer-funded pension
We can't afford to lose more of our neighbors to surrounding states. That starts with an economic environment that creates the kind of jobs that keep families at home.
Enough with the corruption, we've seen too much. We need term limits for elected leaders, a database of all state deals, and politicians shouldn't be allowed to use their campaign dollars when the get into legal trouble.
We need an infrastructure plan that works for all New Yorkers. That means parity for Upstate and the MTA. Repairing roads and bridges and getting a train system that runs on time.
All New Yorkers can agree; the cost of living in our state is too high. We need to alleviate the pressure by lowering state tax rates and making the tax cap permanent.