Ortt says Republican agenda in State Senate would put state on right path

Posted 10 January 2023 at 8:35 am

Provided photo: State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt is surrounded by members of the Republican Conference at the Million Dollar Staircase in Albany.

Press Release, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt

ALBANY – The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Monday announced its “Rescue New York” 2023 legislative agenda.

The agenda includes a broad range of common-sense policies to reverse the alarming consequences of “One-Party Rule,” which conference says includes a drastic decline in public safety, a depleted workforce, high taxes, business-crippling regulations, record inflation and increased costs of goods and nation-leading population loss.

“Economic activity has decreased, crime has increased, and people are leaving our state in droves,” said Conference Leader Rob Ortt of North Tonawanda. “We continue to struggle with the economic aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with record inflation and increased costs on everything from groceries to gas and home heating fuels, but One-Party Rule continues to fail to address these important issues.”

The “Rescue New York” 2023 Legislative Agenda is a comprehensive plan to improve public safety, ease the financial burden on middle-class families and small business owners, and restore the quality of life in communities throughout New York State. Components of the Rescue New York plan focus on:

A Safer New York

  • Restore common sense to our criminal justice system to prevent crime and protect New Yorkers;
  • Increase efforts and investments to end the opioid and mental health epidemics; and
  • Support and protect our seniors.

A Stronger New York

  • Expand economic opportunity and strengthen our workforce;
  • Invest in infrastructure for the 21st century; and
  • Help our veterans and military families thrive.

A More Affordable New York

  • Cut the Empire State’s highest-in-the-nation tax burden and control government spending;
  • Reduce the cost of living for families and all residents;
  • Improve New York’s worst-in-the-nation business climate; and
  • Enact climate policies that ensure access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

A More Free New York

  • Provide a high quality education to all students;
  • Uphold the rights of New Yorkers; and
  • Restore accountability in State government.

For more details on the “Rescue New York” agenda, click here.

“We must prioritize making New York safer, stronger, more affordable and more free for every resident,” Ortt said. “Our 2023 Rescue New York agenda addresses these critical areas and will help put our state back on the right path.”