Legislative Agenda

  1. 100% public campaign financing.
  2. Establish Term Limits (2) for elected officials, and set time limits on legislative leadership roles (e.g. Speaker, Majority and Minority Speakers, and Committee Chairs). Extend Assembly terms from 2 to 4 years.
  3. Ban outside income for Legislators, and increase their salary to $90,000.
  4. Legislate “Instant Runoff Voting” (ranking candidates in order of preference).
  5. State sponsored Single Payer Medicare-For-All.
  6. Impose a 1% Wall Street Derivatives Tax  (Financial Transactions Tax).
  7. Eliminate reassessments of Real Estate Taxes.
  8. Reduce State portion of Sales Taxes, presently at 4%, to 1%.
  9. State mandatory Minimum Wage of $15/hour.
  10. Eliminate “Common Core” testing in schools.
  11. Eliminate State funding of “Charter Schools”.
  12. Exempt retirees from paying State Taxes.
  13. Rise in maximum corporate Tax rate, presently at 7.1%, to 8%.
  14. Discharge of all Student Loan debt in bankruptcy filings in New York State.
  15. Free tuition in all New York State University system schools (SUNY and CUNY).
  16. Eliminate public funding of private prisons.
  17. Permanently ban Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking).
  18. Prohibit oil and gas trains throughout the entire State.
  19. Legislate the banning of “Civil Asset Forfeiture” (Police confiscation of property without conviction in any crime)
  20. Support renewable energy: Solar, Wind, Wave/Tidal, Geothermal, and Eco-friendly buildings.
  21. Repeal of the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT  –  .34%)
  22. Eliminate State surcharges on ALL utility bills, as well as traffic and parking violations.