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January 6, 2004

Assembly Republicans release 2004 legislative priorities

The state Assembly Republican conference has proposed creating jobs and boosting the economy with a sweeping program that includes an expanded Empire Zone program, new incentives for manufacturers, a state takeover of all Medicaid costs, and a ban on new unfunded state mandates.

“Rebuilding New York’s economy and creating new jobs and opportunities for New Yorkers must be the top priority of government at every level – ‘Job One’ – around which every other action must be measured,” said Leader Nesbitt (R-C, Albion).

Business Council President Daniel B. Walsh hailed the proposal.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that the Assembly Republicans have designed a program with New Yorkers best interests in mind,” Walsh said. “The program emphasizes smaller governments and lower costs to the taxpayer. That is what makes business grow, and that is what will make jobs return to New York.”

“Roadmap to Renewal,” which outlines the Assembly Republicans 2004 legislative priorities, highlights several points designed to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.

For a PDF copy of “Roadmap to Renewal,” click here.