TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yorktown) recently led a discussion regarding 2016’s most pressing legislative developments with the JCC on the Hudson’s Men’s Club in Tarrytown.
The club is a group comprised of senior men and women who convene at the JCC on a weekly basis. The club’s members regularly host prominent speakers, including business executives, elected officials, and professionals from all walks of life.
Senator Stewart-Cousins opened the discussion with a brief history of her career in public service to lend context to her legislative goals and political priorities. The dialogue then shifted to topics of importance to both the Senator and the club, including fracking, taxes, education, and ethics reform.
“We’ve achieved great things this legislative session,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins. “We’ve cut personal income tax rates for middle class New Yorkers to the lowest they’ve been in seventy years and we’ve increased school funding significantly"
Sen. Stewart-Cousins also discussed her push to pass ethics reform, including proposing measures like stripping corrupt officials of their taxpayer-funded pensions and limiting outside income for elected representatives.
This income-limiting measure passed the session, but the legislature must vote for it again in the upcoming session in order for it to become law.