CHAIRMAN'S CORNER

Cox ImageWelcome 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.
 

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2014 Post-Election Letter

While last night may not have been everything we hoped it would be, it was still a banner year for Republicans here in New York.
 

Letter to the Editor: "Hypocrisy, thy name is Cuomo, Senate Democrats," Journal News

State Sen. Terry Gipson needs to condemn Gov. Andrew Cuomo's use of campaign funds on criminal defense attorneys or admit that he's a hypocrite. Last April, Senate Democrats proposed legislation that would "... explicitly prohibit the use of campaign funds to pay attorney's fees or other costs associated with criminal or civil litigation."

 

Chairman's Remarks to the NYGOP State Dinner, June 2014

Good evening, and welcome to the 2014 New York Republican State Dinner! And thank you for your support in this critical election year. And this is a critical election year. Because, it’s our time. It’s our time as Republicans to win, to govern and to lead New York back to its roots as the greatest opportunity society in the world.

 

Letter to the Editor: "Cuomo Turns Back on Education Tax Credit, Students," Journal News

To the Editor: Gov. Andrew Cuomo let down New York's schoolchildren by abandoning the education tax credit, even after he promised to pass it this session...

 

Letter to the Editor: "Entenmann's loss and NYS climate," Newsday

To the Editor: After 53 years of operation, Entenmann's is closing its baking facility in Bay Shore and moving 178 jobs from New York to Chicago and Pennsylvania ["Entenmann's closing bakery," News, March 28]. Chalk those job losses up to New York's worst-in-the-nation tax and regulatory...

 

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...

 

Op-ed: "State needs to boost its anemic workforce," Albany Times Union

*Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the Albany Times Union. Go v.  Andrew Cuomo   will deliver his third State of the State address next week, and New Yorkers need to hear that our state is still losing jobs and people, fast....

 

Op-ed: "Behind New York's Nanotech Triumph," New York Post

Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the New York Post. Yesterday, President Obama’s campaign swing took him through Albany, where he and Gov. Cuomo heaped praise on SUNY Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The applause is...

 

Letter to the Editor: "Obama in Albany makes puzzling claim," Syracuse Post Standard

Click HERE to see the letter as is appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard. To the Editor:  On Tuesday, President Barack Obama's historically early campaign swing took him through Albany where, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo at SUNY Albany's NanoTech Complex, he said he wants ''what's...

 

Letter to the Editor: "Gillibrand is blocking efforts to create jobs," Buffalo News

Click HERE to see Chairman Cox's letter as it was originally published in the Buffalo News. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand laments New York’s loss of manufacturing supremacy, but she has been no friend to New York’s manufacturing sector. Missing from her recent Another Voice in The...

 

Op-ed: "To grow N.Y., slash capital gains taxes," New York Daily News

Click HERE to see Chairman Cox's op-ed as it originally appeared in the Daily News. New York, one of the most heavily taxed states in the nation, needs a new approach to growing jobs. Income-tax-free states like Florida beckon successful New York investors and...

 

Op-ed: "Cuomo Must Include Mandate Relief in 2012 Budget," Buffalo News

Click HERE to see Chairman Cox's op-ed as it orginally appeared in the Buffalo News. Driven by state and federal mandates that can eat up 85 percent or more of a county budget, New York’s property taxes are double the national average. Each year, the Tax Foundation shows upstate...

 

Op-Ed: "Cuomo's Challenge," The New York Post

Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the New York Post. Gov. Cuomo recently said public-pension reform would be his top goal for 2012 — and then backtracked. But ignoring this crisis for another year simply isn’t an option; it...

 

Letter to the Editor: Gillibrand's Jobs Plan is Merely Pandering

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Chairman Cox to the Binghamton Press Connect, published Dec. 12.  View the original version  here . To the Editor: Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s “Upstate Works Plan” will not help her falling approval...

 

Letter to the Editor: State GOP seeks strong challenger for Gillibrand

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Chairman Cox to the Syracuse Post Standard, published Dec. 9.  View the original version  here . To the Editor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s vapid personality and flip-flops on gay marriage, gun control and amnesty for...

 

Op-Ed: Cut Capital Gains Tax, Create Jobs

Last week, Governor Cuomo, in the midst of developing an economic growth plan and staring at surprise budget gaps of $350 million this fiscal year and $3.5 billion next year, told the Post that “some people on the tax code say you should increase taxes; some people say you should decrease...

 

Letter to the Editor: Governor Should Push Mandate Reform

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Chairman Cox to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, published Nov. 28.  View the original version  here . To the editor: The Adirondack Daily Enterprise was spot-on in its call for real mandate relief from Albany....

 

Op-ed: "Why Jewish Voters Should Vote Republican," Long Island Jewish World

Click HERE to see Chairman Cox's op-ed as it appeared in the Long Island Jewish World (pdf). While most ethno-religious groups have followed the rule that increasing prosperity leads to an increasing identification with the Republican Party, Jewish voters have been a reliable...

 

Remarks to General Meeting of Republican County Chairs, Sept. 27, 2011

On September 27, 2011, Ed Cox was elected to his seond two-year term as Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee.  The following are excerpts of his remarks that day: Members of the State Committee, County Chairs, fellow Republicans and distinguished guests: When you...

 

Op-ed: "Cuomo's Unfinished Jobs Agenda," New York Post

Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the New York Post. On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced a key part of his plan for his second six months in office: a $10 million ad campaign aimed at "business leaders across the world." Sorry: That's not delivering...

 

Op-ed: "Ending One-Party Rule in New York," New York Post

Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the New York Post. A Month after Election Day, Republicans have finally won a majority in the state Senate come January, thanks to last week's Democratic concession in Erie County and a GOP win in a Nassau County...

 

Op-ed: "Windfall Makes Case for Reform," Crain's New York Business

Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it appeared in Crain's New York Business. Republican state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has suggested that “if this positive trend continues, the governor and state Legislature should focus on cutting taxes so businesses across the...

 

Op-ed: "GOP Looks at Pro-Growth Future," Crain's New York Business

Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in Crain's New York Business. In a commanding performance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo opted for a new venue (Albany's Convention Center versus the traditional Assembly Chamber), an unprecedented format (Senate Republican Leader...

 

Op-ed: "Reform Laws to Grow Business," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Governor Cuomo recently stopped in Rochester to announce the formation of his “regional economic development councils,” whose mission and responsibilities remain vaguely defined.  Public relations tours and councils of campaign donors and lobbyists are not the solution to New...