NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR
 
                         



I look forward to all that we will accomplish together in the weeks and months ahead.
Thank you, God bless you and God bless the great State of New York.
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Eliot Spitzer refused to give proper funding for our public schools, taxpayer money, but, he gives it to The Best Little Whore House in Washington, nice reform, eight years as Attorney General, and one year as Governor of New York, hum, he, should have named his book The Rise And Fall Of Eliot’s Penis!


  

David Thank God your legally Blind!

                                                                                                                                                               
                       
               New Yorkers
  The  Prostitution law is only for the nobody citizens. 
            No one should be ABOVE THE LAW!
Michael Garcia’s Office is getting weak, he found no wrong doing by the former Governor Eliot Spitzer for buying sex off Prostitutes.  When does it end?   The United States Department Of Justice is looking the other way, and all the civilians are whispering,  is there any Government Office we can trust?  Spitzer is remorseful, well, isn’t he nice, la-tee-da, he’s remorseful, yeah so, isn’t everyone remorseful who has been charged with buying sex off a prostitute, but they’re arrested, and isn’t every prostitute remorseful after they’re arrested and charged with prostitution?   The charge of prostitution should be more harsher for someone who represents the law, someone like a Governor.  Shame on you Michael Garcia, for looking the other way.  We asked the people on the street this question, “Do Prosecutors manipulate the law and abuse their power?”  The answer we got is this,  “Oh God Yes they abuse their power, and by not charging Eliot Spitzer in the prostitution scandal confirms just how far they will go.    
           

                                                                         
                           Southern District Of New York  MICHAEL GARCIA
The Words Of Eliot Spitzer his first day on the job:
GOVERNMENT REFORM
First, we must work together to reform                                                                                                            state government.              
In order to change the status quo,                                                                                                                    we must reform government to be more                                                                                                 responsive to change.
Reform must target two areas: First, we must                                                                                                                                                   enact comprehensive ethics reforms. Second,                                                                                                  we must enact structural reforms to transform                                                                                                           our government from one that is designed to                                                                                                        resist change to one that is designed to embrace it.
Ethics Reform
We gather here today with the front-page stories                                                                                                    of scandal fresh in our minds and the minds of all                                                                                                New Yorkers. We are in danger of losing the confidence                                                                                        of those who elected us. To restore their confidence,                                                                                            we must overhaul our campaign finance, lobbying                                                                                               and election laws.
Campaign Finance Reform
To neutralize the army of special interests, we must disarm it. In the coming weeks, we will submit a reform package to replace the weakest campaign finance laws in the nation with the strongest.
Our package will lower contribution limits dramatically, close the loopholes that allow special interests to circumvent these limits, and sharply reduce contributions from lobbyists and companies that do business with the state.
But reform will not be complete if we simply address the supply of contributions. We must also address the demand. Full public financing must be the ultimate goal of our reform effort. By cutting off the demand for private money, we will cut off the special-interest influence that comes with it.
Lobbying Reform
We also must address lobbying reform to restore the public’s faith in government decision-making. In the coming weeks, we will propose legislation that fully bans gifts to elected officials and strengthens the “revolving door” law, which still allows legislative employees to immediately lobby their former colleagues.
Election Reform
Still, we must do more. We will submit legislation that reforms our elections – specifically legislation that establishes an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission. Until this happens, I will veto any proposal that reflects partisan gerrymandering. More competitive elections will lead to a more responsive government.
Structural Reform
In addition to ethics reform, we must work together to implement structural reform at every level of government to make it more flexible and adaptive to change.
Judicial Reform
First, we must reform our state’s sprawling judicial system. New York has the most complex and costly court system in the country, a system that too often fails to provide justice while imposing an undue burden on taxpayers. Chief Judge Kaye has forged consensus within the legal community for how we must fairly administer justice. Now is the time to act.
In the coming weeks, I will submit a Constitutional amendment that incorporates Judge Kaye’s recommendations to consolidate and integrate our balkanized courts.
I will also submit a second constitutional amendment that will take the politics out of the selection of judges and implement a merit appointment process.
Public Authorities Reform
Second, we must continue to reform our state’s public authorities. Originally created to be lean, anti-bureaucratic machines, they have become patronage dumping grounds, adding yet another costly bureaucracy, entrenched in the status quo and insulated from accountability.
We will build on the Legislature’s recent reform effort and submit legislation to strengthen transparency and accountability. We will promptly review each of the authorities and develop with a plan to consolidate and eliminate those authorities that have outlived their usefulness. And we will staff our authorities with experts picked for what they know, not whom they know.
Local Government Reform
Third, we must consolidate New York’s multiple layers of local government – those 4,200 taxing jurisdictions that cost taxpayers millions each year in duplicative services and stand as yet another impediment to change. I will appoint a Commission on Local Government Efficiency to report back with a specific plan of action. Together, we must summon the political will to face the reality that 4,200 taxing jurisdictions are simply too many.
Budget Reform
Fourth, we must fix our unwieldy budget-making process. We will work with you on a reform package based on three principles: timeliness, transparency and fiscal responsibility.
To increase timeliness, we must accelerate revenue forecasting, reduce the Governor’s 30-day amendment period and require conference committees to meet as early as possible.
To increase transparency, we will move forward – as the leaders have already agreed – to eliminate lump-sum member items, and require that all member-item spending be specifically itemized in the budget, so this spending can be clearly defined, analyzed and transparent to the public.
To increase fiscal responsibility, we must require that the enacted budget be balanced, and we must require the Legislature to report on the financial impact of any changes made to the Executive Budget.
I am also sensitive to the important balance of power between the Executive and the Legislature in the budget-making process. I look forward to working with you to maintain appropriate legislative discretion.
Together, these ethics and structural reforms will transform a government that is structurally oriented to resist change into one that is oriented to embrace it.
ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION
As school districts implement those programs that work, we in this room must take the lead on the following three initiatives:
First, we must focus on that period in a child’s life that is develop-mentally the most critical – from birth to five years old. Within four years, we should make pre-kindergarten available to every four-year-old in New York. Speaker Silver and the Assembly have long sup-ported these efforts. Let us now begin to raise a new generation of New Yorkers who have the knowledge and skills they need to com-pete in the Innovation Economy.
Second, we must raise the charter school cap. Not only must we in-vest in what we know works today, we must continuously experiment with new approaches. Charter schools can play a critical role here. Yet the increase in charter schools must be accompanied by transitional aid for districts – like Buffalo and Albany – that have been most affected by a high level of enrollment in charter schools.
Third, we must begin an effort to make our higher education system the best in America. Because, to compete in an Innovation Economy, New Yorkers need more than a high school degree. We will form a Commission on Public Higher Education to recommend a comprehensive policy for achieving academic excellence, ensuring access, and contributing to the state’s workforce and economic development efforts.

Finally, soaring property taxes can’t – and don’t have to be – the price of excellent schools. We need a property tax cut plan that provides relief to middle-class New Yorkers who need it most.
Revitalizing Distressed Cities, Towns and Neighborhoods.
The second part of our plan to adapt to the Innovation Economy will be a coordinated effort to revitalize distressed cities, towns and neighborhoods across our state – because in the Innovation Economy, investment and jobs will flow only to those areas that are safe and vibrant places to live and work.
We must provide greater aid to distressed cities and towns in the same way we will provide more funding to distressed schools, based upon the principle that with any new investment must come new ac-countability. 
Therefore, we must significantly expand the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities program for those cities and towns in greatest need. But as we provide new aid, we must demand that municipalities practice better financial management and make stronger efforts to achieve efficiencies.

And we at the state level must do our part. We must reform man-dates such as the Wicks Law that impose undue costs on municipalities, reform our brown-fields law to increase the amount of shovel-ready land and increase education investment to distressed cities and towns under a new school aid formula.
I will also appoint an Upstate ESDC chair who will be based in a new Upstate headquarters in Buffalo, so we can have a dedicated chair to work with our Upstate mayors and zero in on the particular economic challenges facing their communities.
And Downstate, ESDC will not only drive the big development deals, but will also make sure state investment flows to those neighborhoods and communities that have been overlooked in years past. To that effect, ESDC will focus and leverage the broad array of economic development efforts, which right now are balkanized across 28 separate agencies, creating inefficiencies and fragmented policy.
Stem Cell and Innovation Fund
The third part of our plan is to provide the infusion of capital necessary to catalyze our Innovation Economy. We will propose a Stem Cell and Innovation Fund – led by Lieutenant Governor David Paterson – to be presented to the voters for approval.
The fund will provide long-term investment, overseen by independent industry experts, for stem cell innovations and other types of applied research that will lead to direct commercial application. This investment will repay itself many times over in increased jobs, economic activity and improved health.
Small Business and MWBEs
Finally, we must not forget that in order to adapt to an Innovation Economy, we must open the doors for all to participate. We ask that you begin implementing Lieutenant Governor Paterson’s comprehensive plan for minority- and women-owned business development. This plan – driven by strong leadership from the Executive level – will give qualified minority- and women-owned businesses the opportunity to develop the capacity they need to prosper in this new economy.
Reducing our Cost Structure
Let me now turn to the next set of major actions we must take to re-vitalize our economy – reducing our cost structure so we can attract jobs and capital back New York.

Business Regulations: Workers’ Compensation and Wicks Law Reform
We must start with our workers’ compensation system, a system that does not work for anyone: not the employers who pay some of the highest premiums in the country, and not the workers who receive some of the lowest benefits.
I have already begun discussions with the Legislature and representatives from both business and labor to arrive at a solution that will lower employer premiums, while increasing worker benefits for the first time since 1992. A solution must also make it easier for workers to get the medical treatment they want and need so they can get back to work.
I also look forward to working with you on legislation to reform the Wicks Law, which drives up construction costs for school districts and municipalities. We must increase the law’s outdated threshold while protecting subcontractors.
Property Tax Cuts
Another way we must reduce our cost structure is to dramatically reduce property taxes. Because of the different needs of our state, as we provide more resources to school districts, we must provide more property tax relief to over-taxed homeowners.
On January 31st, I will submit a budget that includes the first installment of a three-year, $6 billion property tax cut – cuts that are focused on those middle class homeowners whose property taxes are rising too fast for their incomes to catch up.
The fundamental problem with the state’s current property tax relief program is that it doesn’t care whether a person can afford to pay their property taxes. Thus, the millionaire gets the same tax cut as the middle class homeowner. I hope that together we can fix this flaw and make the system fairer by concentrating relief on those struggling middle class families who need it the most.
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