Today Rep. Eric Massa attended New York's State of the State address in Albany. Following the speech, he issued the following statement:
"Today I attended the State of the State address because I believe it is incumbent upon me as a Federal Representative to make myself available to our State legislators and speak with them directly about the issues facing New Yorkers. There are several problems facing our State and I wholeheartedly agree that sweeping ethics reform is necessary, however I'm waiting to see the specifics of any legislation which might be presented. Additionally, I like the idea of introducing tax credits for job creation, but again, I want to see exactly how the State Assembly and Senate will do this before passing final judgment."
"I think New York's State government needs to work in a more bipartisan fashion to lower taxes, cut government waste and create good jobs in Upstate New York, and while I'm not holding my breath, I hope to see some action as a result of the Governor's speech."