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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Warren Redlich
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?

We need to stop wasting money. High taxes and difficult regulations hamper business. I will cap bureaucrat pay at $100,000 a year and eliminate several state agencies. By making necessary cuts, we will protect private sector jobs and important public sector jobs like teachers.

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

We must cut spending. Other cuts I would make include capping public pensions at $75K, requiring voter referenda on all politician pay increases, and eliminating all "economic development" spending, which is really corporate welfare and crony capitalism. More details at:

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

The biggest problem is the institutional barriers to outsider candidates. Incumbents and party insiders have huge advantages. I would provide free postage to all candidates who get on the ballot, at perhaps 25 cents per registered voter in the candidate's district. This would help even the playing field.

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

I support the LWVNY's call for an independent redistricting commission.

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?

No. Caps on taxes are meaningless unless we cut spending. School districts will save a lot of money if we cap administrator pay and pensions. We also need to reform capital spending, such as "prevailing wage," to help schools protect teacher jobs and pay, and lower taxes.

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