Make NY Affordable
Eliminate the State Taxes on HealthcareDid you know New York State taxes your health insurance plan? We want people to have healthcare coverage, but New York drives up healthcare costs by billions of dollars by taxing healthcare services and health insurance policies. These taxes make it more difficult for people to buy insurance and cost taxpayers even more by driving people who can’t afford insurance onto Medicaid.
End Frivolous Lawsuits to Lower Insurance CostsNew York makes it easy to sue for virtually anything. We’re by far the most litigious state in the nation. It’s a big reason why we have the second-highest cost of living in the nation. Our broken lawsuit system means big payouts for people who don’t always deserve them and higher insurance costs for everyone. Reform to cut down on frivolous lawsuits means lowering the cost of doing everything from seeing a doctor to building a school.
Tell your state legislators today to stand up to the trial lawyers and pass lawsuit reform this year.
Fairer, Flatter, More Competitive Personal Income Tax StructureNew York State imposes some of the highest income tax rates in the country forcing families and businesses to leave our state. Many other big states like Florida and Texas don’t even have an income tax. Tax reform will help jobs, young people, and families stay in New York.
Tell your state legislator that you’re tired of inaction and you want a simpler, flatter, and fairer income tax that makes New York more affordable.
Give Local Governments More Control To Reduce Local TaxesNew York’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes are collected by local governments and school districts, but Albany’s rules and mandates are very much the cause. The Governor and Legislature should ease restrictions that prevent local officials from lowering costs and reducing property taxes. Local officials need to have more freedom to negotiate contracts, and manage their day-to-day operations.
Tell your state legislators today you get it – cutting property taxes starts with them lifting regulations that tie the hands of local governments to reduce costs.
Institute a State Spending CapLocal governments have a spending cap. Why shouldn’t Albany? We need a state spending cap to prevent a return to the days of rapid spending growth – when state spending nearly doubled in just 20 years. A state spending cap can build on the success of the state’s property-tax cap, which has saved homeowners and businesses billions of dollars over the five years.
Tell your state legislators, you want Albany to get serious about curbing borrowing and spending now.
Permanently Eliminate the Death TaxNew York picks your pocket your whole life – and does it more than any other state in the nation. It shouldn’t try to grab what you leave behind to your family. Death Taxes hurt family companies and farms and encourage retirees to move to states without death taxes.
Tell your state legislators what you leave behind is for your family not the government. It’s time New York killed the Death Tax.
Stop Spending Public Money on Private BusinessesNew York’s wildly expensive economic development gimmicks have been at the center of recent corruption scandals. These programs – which cost us billions – are unfair and have created few jobs. We need real tax and regulatory reforms that will help ALL businesses create jobs and stay here – not just a privileged few.
Tell your state legislators that paying off business stay here using your money isn’t creating good-paying jobs. Real tax reform will.