ALBANY, NY (WNY News Now) — On Monday, the New York State Senate Republican Conference announced its plan to bring much needed aid to New York State in the 2023 year.
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.
“Whether it’s making New York safer,” said Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt. “Whether it’s making New York more affordable. Whether it’s making New York stronger. Or whether it’s making New York more free. This conference will stand up for New York on each one of those issues.”
Senator George Borello, who represents Chautauqua County and the state’s 57th Senate District, was among the Republican lawmakers that spoke about the need for this extensive relief plan.
“Never before has New York State needed a ‘rescue’ more than it does right now,” said Senator Borrello.
“The exodus out of our state has become a stampede and every New Yorker that leaves us takes a part of our future with them. Reversing this trend isn’t complicated. We need to lower our exorbitant cost of living, restore sanity to our criminal justice policies and move our business climate from hostile to helpful. Our plan is the path to achieving these goals. It needs to be enacted before it’s too late.”
Later Tuesday, New York’s Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul will outline her priorities for 2023 in a New York State of State address.