Legislative Activity

Unshackle Upstate advocates for lower taxes and spending, and for pension reform and mandate relief, as well as other pro-taxpayer initiatives

Unshackle Upstate advocates for lower taxes and spending, and for pension reform and mandate relief, as well as other pro-taxpayer initiatives

Each year, the 213 members of the New York State Legislature introduce thousands of legislative bills that will determine state spending and affect the taxes paid by all residents of New York.

While many of those bills may be well intentioned, when linked with current laws and/or mandates, they hurt taxpayers and private sector employers. Unshackle Upstate works hard to advance sound legislation that will help New York lower spending, reduce taxes, eliminate mandates and lower our debt.

What follows are "Memos in Opposition" or "Memos in Support" of specific bills. Please take a moment to read them and understand how they will impact your life. We need you to be educated about the issues so you can elect people that will represent you - the taxpayer.