Local reps ready to 'roll up their sleeves' with Governor

ALBANY – Newly-elected governor Eliot Spitzer made his first State of the State address Wednesday, underscoring governmental and economic reform as his top priorities.

Sen. Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton) said, “It is a very ambitious schedule, but we’re open to what he has to say in particular relieving property taxes and cutting government jobs. I was welcome to hear a budget with no tax increase.”

The address included Spitzer’s desire to focus more on improving the upstate economy and reducing the growth of state spending. “The governor is singing my tune – property tax relief, helping our upstate economy, and investing in education. I am with him and broadly speaking, support these goals,” said Sen. James L. Seward (R-Milford).

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