State Senator James Seward on Thursday visited the Cortland County Office Building to outline his legislative agenda for 2013 Senate session.
The Senator highlighted his priorities during his stop as part of his nine county district.
Seward called for comprehensive mandate relief for local governments and schools, and to continue job creation and attention to education aid for the neediest school districts.
According to Seward, the Property Tax Cap signed into law in 2011 is making a difference, but it is only part of the solution. He said mandate relief including takeover of Medicaid is needed.
Seward pointed out the need to reform education aid, which is critical especially for low wealth, high needs schools like those here in Cortland County.
Finally, Seward outlined his economic proposals including tax breaks for small businesses and manufactures.
A couple of attendees at the event raised concerns about funding for child care subsidies that have expired, leaving low income families without childcare. Seward said he had heard about this issue in other parts of his district and planned to look into the matter.