THE NEW NY AGENDA
he people of New York deservea government that works, for achange — not a governmentparalyzed by partisan politics andplagued byethical scandals.We love New York and are willing to
ghtfor the fundamental reforms necessaryto restore competence and integrity ingovernment and regain thepublic’s con
dence.We are Democrats, Republicans andIndependents. But we are New Yorkers
rst, foremost and always. Today, I join with my fellow New Yorkersto actively support Andrew Cuomo’sNew NY Agenda. I pledge to vote inthe upcoming elections, to urge mylocal elected o
cials to support this
Clean Up Albany.We must restore honor and integrity to government, with toughnew ethics standards, expanded disclosure requirements, independent investigatorsto root out and punish corruption, and an overhaul of campaign
nance laws. Wemust remove legislative redistricting from partisan elected politicians and place itin the hands of an independent commission that works only for the people. Andwe must hold a constitutional convention – A People’s Convention – to rewrite theConstitution and make these changes immediately because we cannot wait anylonger for the state legislature to act.
Get Our Fiscal House in Order.We must get our State’s
scal house in order byimmediately imposing a cap on state spending and freezing salaries of state
publicemployees as part of a one-year emergency
nancial plan, committing to no increasein personal or corporate income taxes or sales taxes and imposing a local propertytax cap.
We must also eliminate mandates that make it impossible for school districtsand localities to contain costs.
Rightsizing Government.Government in New York is too big, ine
ective andexpensive. We must
enlist the best private sector minds to help overhaul our morethan 1,000 state agencies, authorities and commissions and reduce their number by20 percent. We must make it easier to consolidate or share services among our morethan 10,000 local governments.
NY Works.We must make New York the jobs capital of the nation and get unemployedNew Yorkers back to work. We will give businesses a tax credit of up to $3,000 foreach unemployed New Yorker hired for a new job.
We must also replace New York’sine
ective economic development e
orts with a new strategy organized aroundregional industry clusters; reduce the high costs of doing business in the state; andsupport small businesses by increasing access to capital and streamlining regulatorybarriers.
NY Leads.New York has been a national leader in protecting and advancing individualrights and safeguarding the
future of its citizens.
To remain so, we must protect awoman’s right to choose, achieve marriage equality, enact tough anti-discriminationlaws, truly regulate Wall Street,
attract the best and the brightest to government,leave our children a cleaner and greener world, and continue to oppose the death
Sign the pledge today at www.AndrewCuomo.com