Chairman's Corner


Welcome to my corner of our State Party website.  As Chair, I am often called upon to comment on various topics and I always take the opportunity to promote our message of economic growth, fiscal responsibility, accountability, limited government and local control.  I will use this page to share them with you as well.


  • Op-ed: "Rigging Campaign Finance to Rig Elections," The Wall Street Journal

    The New York City Campaign Finance Board is supposed to help combat campaign finance corruption, but the CFB has developed decidedly undemocratic habits.     Most recently, the board cleared the Democratic primary field for new New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Having...

  • Op-ed: "De Blasio Cheats Underprivileged Kids," The New York Post

      By Ed Cox The New York Post     By unilaterally reversing co-location for several charter schools, including one that has existed since 2008, Mayor de Blasio just snatched the building blocks of upward social mobility from the hands of underprivileged...

  • Op-ed: "State must repeal needless regulations to create jobs," The Buffalo News

    *This piece ran in The Buffalo News on December 29, 2013. After seven years and three Democratic governors, New York is still the least business-friendly and the least economically free state in the nation. For that dubious distinction, in part we can thank our...

  • Op-ed: "Cuomo's Pattern Offers Little Hope for Tax Relief," The Buffalo News

    After the 2009 taxpayer-driven Republican victories across New York, Andrew M. Cuomo campaigned for tax caps in 2010. Facing his 2014 campaign, Cuomo announced a commission to recommend tax relief for New York’s citizens and businesses. The co-chairmen, former Gov. George E. Pataki and...

  • Op-ed: "Here's How Cuomo can Fix Taxes," Newsday

    Cox: Here's how Andrew Cuomo can fix NY's sky high taxes By Ed Cox Newsday   A rumor reported by the Albany Times-Union blog Capitol Confidential last week has it that at a recent fundraiser on Long Island, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo told those attending that he would reduce taxes...

  • Op-Ed: "Cuomo Fails the Jobs Test," The Albany Times Union

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just one legislative session left in his first term. He should spend it addressing the only four-letter word that we haven't heard from a New York Democrat this year: J-O-B-S. The governor has demonstrated his socially liberal bona fides. He passed gay...

  • Op-ed: "Cuomo's tax troubles His gimmicks no help to NYers," the New York Post

    Coincidence? Gov. Cuomo has changed the “Tax-Free NY” misnomer on his new economic plan to another optimistic label, “Start Up NY,” after Texas Gov. Rick Perry pointedly called the plan “small ball.” Problem is, under any name it still smells....

  • Op-ed: "Welfare for politicians won't clean up Gov't," the New York Post

    New York taxpayers are the most beleaguered in America; they don't need to start forking over even more money to fund political campaigns. It's welfare for politicians. Last week, more than 70 Democratic Assembly Members called for public financing of state political campaigns. Most, if...

  • Op-ed: "State's Decline is No Joke," Albany Times Union

    Today is April Fools' Day. We're two years and three months into the  Andrew Cuomo  era, and so far this administration feels like a giant prank.   Cuomo was elected to govern a state desperately in need of pro-growth policies to stem the hemorrhaging of citizens...

  • Op-ed: "Fly in the Ointment," New York Post

    *This op-ed ran in the  New York Post  and was picked up by  Real Clear Politics . President Obama is riding high in the afterglow of his second Inauguration — but the signs of trouble ahead are already becoming clear. First off, it now looks like the US economy...