Palmesano Responds to Governor’s State of State Address

Statement from Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning)

“The governor presented an ambitious agenda today; however, we really need to see more details on how he plans to pay for his agenda and address our state’s projected $15 billion budget deficit. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of discussion by the governor and legislative leaders about raising taxes. Now is not the time to burden residents of New York state with more job-killing taxes that will cause a further exodus of businesses and families from New York. As we move forward during the 2021 Legislative Session, it is critically important that the governor and Legislature work together to open up our state’s economy and provide much-needed assistance for the many small businesses, farmers, manufacturers, workers and families who have been crushed by his state-mandated closures, shutdowns and restrictions. We must jumpstart and revitalize our state’s economy and get people back to work. It is important to remember that COVID is not just a public health crisis, it is an economic crisis which requires bold, broad and aggressive action to provide much-needed tax, regulatory and unfunded mandate relief to help those who have been devastated by the governor’s economic closures and restrictions.”