Policy Agenda

Unshackle Upstate draws up its public policy agenda for each legislative session. The agenda may vary slightly, but always reflects the coalition's core pledges to seek lower taxes, fees and assessments; mandate relief and reduced state spending and borrowing. 

  • 2014 Policy Agenda | 2014

    2014 Policy Agenda

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  • 2013 Policy Agenda | 2013

    2013 Policy Agenda

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  • Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the Executive Budget | 2013

    Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the Executive Budget Taxes

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  • Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the Executive Budget | 2013

    Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the Executive Budget Economic Development

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  • 2012 Joint Legislative Testimony on Taxes | 2012

    2012 Joint Legislative Testimony on Taxes

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  • 2012 Policy Agenda | 2012

    2012 Policy Agenda

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  • Testimony in Opposition to Increasing the Minimum Wage | 2012

    Testimony from the Assembly Hearing on Increasing the Minimum Wage 

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  • Testimony to the Mandate Relief Council | 2012

    Testimony to the Mandate Relief Commission, Buffalo, NY

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  • 2011 Policy Agenda | 2011

    2011 Policy Agenda

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  • Unshackle Upstate 2011-12 Mid-Term Progress Report | 2011

    This report takes a hard look at what New York State has done right since the beginning of 2011, and what additional steps will address the high cost of doing business in the state.

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