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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Andrew M. Cuomo
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Governor; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What measures do you support to save existing jobs and create new jobs in New York State?

I recently released a comprehensive jobs plan, called NY Works that will help create and retain jobs across New York, including lowering business costs, creating targeted tax incentives and regionalizing economic activity. Please see my website at for more information.

2. How do you think New York can best deal with upcoming unsustainable deficit budgets?

Tough and decisive measures are needed to address these challenges. First, we need an Emergency Financial Plan to freeze taxes and cap both State spending and local property taxes. New York can no longer afford the size of government it has amassed over the past several decades...

3. What reforms would you propose to address inadequate campaign finance rules and enforcement in New York?

I have an aggressive Clean Up Albany plan that, among other things, calls for a voluntary system of public funding of election campaigns, reducing sky-high campaign contribution limits, closing corporate subsidiary and LLC loopholes and improving enforcement of campaign finance laws. Please see for more detailed information.

4. What reforms would you support for the redistricting process?

I will fight for the creation of an independent redistricting commission and will veto any redistricting plan in 2012 that reflects partisan gerrymandering and ensure that the State has set itself on a path to reforming the process itself. Please see for more detailed information.

5. Would you support a cap on property taxes and, if so, how do you think school districts can deal with the decrease in revenue?

I have a comprehensive plan to get our fiscal house in order, including imposing a local property tax cap. However, we must also eliminate mandates that make it impossible for school districts and localities to contain costs. Please see for more detailed information.

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