Flood: Supporting New Yorkers’ Needs in Times of Turmoil

A Statement from Assemblyman Ed Flood (R,C-Port Jefferson) on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address.

“There’s no question about it, times are hard right now, and the last thing New Yorkers want to hear is more of the same. What New Yorkers want and deserve is actual change—they deserve a leader who will listen and recognize our needs and then react to the most pressing concerns facing us on Long Island: skyrocketing crime, public safety and affordability. I was very disappointed to hear Gov. Hochul’s attack on local governments,” said Flood. “The residents of Suffolk County do not want the state to mandate growth and take control out of our local government’s hands; I will be opposing those measures vigorously. Her addition of transit- oriented hubs at every train station would drastically alter the makeup of our county and it is not something our residents want or need. I don’t think as a state we can responsibly move forward until we address those glaring issues.”