Creating jobs and helping local businesses
Mohawk Valley families deserve the opportunity to succeed right here at home. Since taking office in September creating jobs has been one of Anthony’s top priorities. Brindisi will continue to fight to keep good-paying jobs here and attract new businesses to our area.
Assemblymember Brindisi worked hard to:
- Save 200 jobs and prevent the closing of the Utica DOT
- Restore tax credits to small breweries across the state, including the F.X. Matt Brewing Company
- Secure $220 million in Regional Economic Development grants
- Help the Mohawk Valley get $7.5 million for NY Works infrastructure projects to improve roads and bridges while also creating construction jobs
- Pass an on-time state budget that allocated $5 million to military base retention efforts and another $600,000 for military base redevelopment.
- Help secure $500,000 for SUNYIT for additional staff in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, including nanotechnology
- Pass legislation to create a Cyber Research Institute in Rome and bring high-tech jobs to the Mohawk Valley, while strengthening military resources at Rome Labs and Griffiss Business and Technology Park
Saving taxpayers money
Taxpayers deserve nothing less than an effective and efficient government that makes the most out of every dollar. Anthony will continue to work to make life less taxing for Mohawk Valley families.
Assemblymember Brindisi fought to:
- Reduce personal income taxes for middle-class families to their lowest rate in 58 years
- Eliminate the state sales tax on clothing and shoes under $110 as of April 1, 2012
- Ensure that all Medicaid administrative costs will be taken over by the state, saving hardworking Mohawk Valley taxpayers money
Keeping our community safe
The safety of our children and families is of utmost importance. Anthony will continue to fight for common-sense measures to keep our communities safe places to live and work.
Assemblymember Brindisi helped:
· Expand New York’s DNA databank,making it the most extensive in the nation, helping law enforcement catch criminals and reduce rates of recidivism
· Sponsor legislation that passed both houses that will require all records of parole interviews for sexual predators to be recorded and released to the Office of Mental Health (OMH) for review to examine any potential need for civil commitment
o This legislation was created after Robert Blainey, a paroled serial rapist, assaulted and murdered a Utica woman in November 2011
- Author legislation to keep updated photographs of Level 3 sex offenders, ensuring that the public has accurate depictions of their current physical appearances
- This was also introduced after outdated photographs of Robert Blainey were released that did not portray his current physical characteristics
- Pass I-STOP law to create the first real-time prescription-drug database in the nation to help combat prescription drug abuse
- Pass a law to protect students from bullying and cyberbullying by establishing a mandatory reporting system for all incidents
Protecting our seniors
Seniors have given so much to our communities over the years, now it’s our turn to give back to them. With so many seniors living on fixed incomes it is imperative that we do what we can to make sure they don’t have to choose between necessary medications and other basic necessities, and are treated with dignity and respect.
- Fought to restore $30.6 million for co-payment assistance for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program (EPIC), allowing seniors to pay no more than $20 for each prescription
- Authored legislation that will require adult protective services to consult with local aging agencies regarding programs and services
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