Democratic Conference Releases Legislative Agenda

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Independent Democratic Conference Releases 2012 Legislative Agenda

The Independent Democratic Conference released its 2012
legislative agenda Thursday aimed at strengthening New York's economy,
improving the lives of New York residents, and preserving New York's progressive
tradition.

The agenda was released on the anniversary of the IDC's formation and
after a successful year that saw many of the conference's 2011
priorities made into law.

The IDC's 2012 agenda includes:

- Cutting Red Tape, Allowing Small Business to Thrive & Helping our Economy Grow

- Improving Upon the Toughest Anti-Foreclosure Laws in the Country

- Identifying Government Waste and Creating Government Efficiency

- Standing Up for Our Most Vulnerable Populations

- Delivering Mandate Relief for Local School Districts and Municipalities:

- Protecting Reproductive Rights in New York

- Strengthening New York's Agricultural Economy

- Combating the Rise of Prescription Drug Abuse

The full agenda is enclosed.

In its inaugural year, the Independent Democratic Conference, Senators
Klein, Carlucci, Diane Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), and David
J. Valesky, (D-Oneida), passed 68 bills, 32 of which became law and
issued 21 legislative reports detailing how to save more than $1
billion, reform Albany, and improve the lives of New Yorkers.
Additionally, IDC legislative priorities, including the implementation
of a property tax cap, marriage equality, ethics and MTA tax reform,
were made law.