March 29, 2023
NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OUTLINES SEVEN KEY BUDGET ISSUES TO HELP EVERYDAY NEW YORKERS
Brooklyn-NY…“The New York State Conservative Party today urged Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature to focus on seven key issues being determined during the ongoing budget process that greatly matter to the average New Yorker.
They are: no new taxes or fees; meaningful bail reform; reform of disclosure laws that are handcuffing district attorneys; local control of zoning; the free use of clean natural gas stoves; lifting the cap on charter schools, and repeal of the raise-the-age laws for murderers and other violent criminals.
“Lawmakers in Albany who aren’t careful quickly find themselves living in a bubble in which it’s easy to forget the needs and priorities of everyday New Yorkers,” said State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar. “We thought it might be helpful, therefore, to highlight a few of the issues that New Yorkers actually care about. In a nutshell, they want to live in a safe, affordable state where they can send their children to good schools; they want to make their own decisions over what household appliances they purchase, and they don’t want a faraway government dictating what can and cannot be built in their local communities. In other words,”Mr. Kassar continued, “they want a government that makes decisions based on common sense, not left wing pipedreams.”
Chairman Kassar urged the Governor and Legislature to listen to their constituents before voting on the budget bills.
“I guarantee you that a majority of New Yorkers, as indicated by both public opinion polls and basic common sense, agree with the Conservative Party positions on these issues,” Mr. Kassar said. ”So why is New York about to move radically left when New Yorkers want just the opposite? We need real leadership in Albany to resist ill-conceived progressive impulses that have dominated the State Capital for the past several years. We’ll soon see if that leadership exists.”