Stop the unfunded mandates that continue to drown local governments and negatively impact taxpayers, residents and workforces.

As past President of the New York State Conference of Mayors, I know first hand the burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts. I believe that if the State of New York wants to start an effort or make a change to benefits, then New York State should find a way to pay for it.  The continued shifting of the tax burden onto local governments impacts our workforce and property taxes. This process must end.