Building A New New York: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Niagara Falls NY Mayor Paul Dyster, NYS DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and Kory Schuler, NUSAC Dir. of Government Affairs

Thank you to all who attended “Builiding a New New York: Promises Made, Promises Kept” at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released a “progress report” that tracks his accomplishments during his first six months in office, pointing out that he has delivered on a number of top promises made in his “New New York Agenda” during the 2010 campaign.

The historic reforms of this year’s legislative session, championed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and supported by the state Legislature were the topic of a presentation on Friday, July 8th delivered by NYS Commissioner of Transportation, Joan McDonald, a member of the governor’s cabinet.

In addition to passing a balanced, on-time budget, enacting the Property Tax Cap, the Marriage Equality Act and the Public Integrity Reform Act, Commissioner McDonald underscored passage of the NYSUNY 2020 legislation as a significant reform critical to rebuilding the state economy.

She emphasized that to compete in a new global economy, higher education must be a driver of economic development and academic achievement.

“In his first six months in office, Governor Cuomo has made significant progress in making his transformational plan for building a New New York a reality,” the report states.

“While much has been done, much more still needs to be accomplished to restore our State to greatness. In the year ahead, Governor Cuomo will continue working to rebuild the State’s economy, lower taxes through mandate relief and pension reform, initiate the next phase of restructuring State government through his SAGE commission and ensure world class healthcare and education for our people.”

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