Brindisi: It has been, it currently is and will continue to be all about JOBS
“I’ve said it before, and I’m going to keep on saying it – jobs, jobs, and more jobs are what we need to keep the Mohawk Valley moving forward. Families shouldn’t be forced to move away from our area to find good jobs, and our kids should have opportunities to succeed right here at home.
“RoAnn Destito and Governor Cuomo have laid the groundwork to get Upstate New York back on track by cutting state spending, capping property taxes and attacking government waste. Now, I’m calling on local leaders to come together and rally around Lt. Governor Duffy and Governor Cuomo’s NY Works Agenda, a bold, forward-thinking jobs plan that will put New Yorkers back to work now and sustain job growth here in our community.
BRINDISI PRISON CLOSURE STATEMENT
“While we all know that state government needs to cut spending in order for our economy to grow, the state’s decision to close the Oneida prison will be a real blow to our local economy.I urge the state to consider the impact this will have on our community and ensure that at aminimum, Rome receives its fair share of the $50 million of economic development capitalfunding set aside specifically for communities affected by prison closures.
It is imperative that area representatives ensure the Oneida workers are taken care of, by workingwith the administration to accommodate as many as possible at the three remaining correctionalfacilities in the area and alert local businesses of the Economic Transformation Tax CreditProgram. These funds, along with the economic development capital can be used to retrainworkers and expand economic development initiatives in Rome.
As our government cuts taxes, reins in spending and learns to do more with less, we also mustadapt so we can retain and attract good-paying jobs. Now is the time to work together with thegovernor and local leaders to bring new high-tech businesses to the area so we can create the
Brindisi congratulates Destito on her confirmation, calls for property tax cap to move Mohawk Valley forward
Assembly candidate Anthony Brindisi congratulated Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito on her unanimous Senate confirmation as Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services.
“In her distinguished career as our Assemblywoman, RoAnn Destito has been a tireless advocate for the Mohawk Valley,” Brindisi said. “For two decades, RoAnn has worked for better jobs, better schools and a better quality of life in our communities – that’s a legacy I hope to continue.
“RoAnn’s new post will focus on modernizing our state operations, leading to government efficiencies, an important step New York must take to ease the burden on taxpayers and get our local economy moving again. Another step we must take is to institute a statewide property tax cap to provide tax relief to homeowners,” Brindisi added.
Brindisi said he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to cap the growth
of local property taxes at 2 percent per year. According to a recent study by the Tax Foundation, New York ranks 4th in property taxes among the states, with a median property tax bill of $3,755 in 2009.1
Property tax relief is a key part of Anthony Brindisi’s plan to bring good-‐paying jobs to the Mohawk Valley and make the area more business-‐friendly.
“Yesterday, Governor Cuomo came to Syracuse to the deliver the message that Central New Yorkers need property tax relief now,” Brindisi said. “Not only are these high property taxes hurting homeowners, but they’re also squeezing Central
Brindisi, a Utica School Board member, also believes that any tax cap would have to include the elimination of unfunded state mandates on local governments.
“As a school board member, I know how tough it is for communities to deal with unfunded state mandates, especially in this economy,” Brindisi said. “Any tax cap would have to include the elimination of mandates so that our local governments can continue providing the services our families depend on.”
Brindisi echoes Governor Cuomo’s call forproperty tax relief