Over the past two years, great strides have been made to improve our state’s sagging economy and rein in the out of control spending of years past. My priority continues to be maintaining this trend by reducing the regulations and bureaucratic red tape that stifle small businesses and restrict job creation and economic growth.
We also need to continue lowering taxes for residents. New York is among the highest-taxed states in the nation and I applaud Gov. Cuomo for his commitment to ensuring there are no new tax hikes this year. Meaningful mandate relief needs to be accomplished this year, so our counties and municipalities aren’t overburdened and can better provide the essential services we all rely upon. Our state needs to become more affordable for our families, and lower taxes and mandate relief are essential in order to accomplish that.
With the budget process rapidly approaching, I plan on working to ensure our schools receive their fair share of aid. Every child deserves a quality education and I will continue to do everything in my power to make sure that Nassau County schools continue to provide the best education possible for our children.
I look forward to representing the 19th Assembly District and working to make sure that Nassau County remains the best place to work, live and raise a family.
Assemblyman Edward Ra is a member of the New York State Assembly representing the 21st District. Due to 2012 redistricting, the new 19th District will cover portions of New Hyde Park, Garden City Park and Mineola. He is a Republican from Franklin Square.