McKevitt: 2007 Legislative Session Begins with New Hope for Change
Hails themes in State of State Address; Named Ranking Minority Member of Mental Health Committee
January 8, 2007
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) today commented on Governor Spitzer’s first State of the State address. “Governor Spitzer has outlined an aggressive agenda that, if enacted, will provide overwhelming change and hope for New York’s future,” McKevitt remarked. “I commend Governor Spitzer’s commitment to advancing comprehensive property tax reform, an issue vital to Long Island’s hard-working families and seniors.” In his State of the State address, Governor Spitzer presented a three-year, $6 billion property tax relief proposal along with various other proposals aimed at revitalizing the state economy and reforming state government. Additional key proposals advanced in the State of State include:
- Increased use of technology in schools throughout the State;
- New standards for higher education with the establishment of the Commission on Public Higher Education; and
- Health care reform with a focus on affordability and increased access.