“It is unfortunate that after months of corruption dominating the headlines, Assembly Democrats have cost the state tens of thousands in tax dollars by delaying session several more days in pursuit of a more lucrative rent control agreement for New York City. Once again, we saw a bill jammed through the Legislature at the last minute without time for public comment or analysis. The way we conducted business in Albany this year was a mockery and legislative leaders should be ashamed.
“While the end of session agreement between the ‘three men in a room’ offered mild property-tax relief to upstate, it is not the kind of large-scale tax relief that will prevent families from fleeing New York to more financially attractive states such as Florida and Texas. Assembly Democrats held up meaningful ethics reform even after the downfall of former Speaker Silver on corruption charges. There has never been a better time to drain the swamp and that will remain my top priority until legislators are no longer abusing the public trust.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
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