New York has become one of the most hostile economic environments in the country. Our small businesses are being taxed to the brink of extinction and more and more New Yorkers are finding it impossible to afford to live in the communities they grew up in. Karen is dedicated to working together to identify areas where state funds are being wasted. Government spending is out of control in New York state. In order to reign in reckless spending and sky-high taxes, the efficacy and efficiency of state programs need to be assessed. By reducing wasteful spending and eliminating unnecessary expenses, we can drastically reduce the tax burden placed on New Yorkers.
New Yorkers across the state are dealing with the catastrophic effects of the Bail Reform legislation put in place by out-of-touch politicians. Soaring crime rates and a police force that is not receiving the backing and support needed to do their jobs are unacceptable realities facing our state. Karen will fight to repeal Bail Reform and to ensure our law enforcement officers receive the support they need to keep our communities safe. By restoring judicial discretion and ending the current catch and release bail policy, we can restore law and order and make our communities safe again.
New York state can and should lead the way in clean energy and sustainability. The current strategy of New York state to mandate radical changes to our energy infrastructure and hope the technology catches up in time is irresponsible and could spell disaster for people across New York. Energy investments and the transition to alternative forms of power need to be done incrementally and over a period of time. In the State Assembly, Karen will advocate for policy to invest in green energy innovation and work to establish a framework for how New York can responsibly make the transition