Issues

  • Taxes

    Make no mistake. The federal repeal of SALT [state & local taxes] deductions was a retaliatory attack on the economy of New York and other high-cost-of living states that did not vote for Trump. Nassau County already had the highest property taxes in the nation, and New York has the 2nd highest income tax rate in the nation. Now our federal tax burden is expected to increase by 25%. Brad is intent to help the NYS government to come up with solutions to protect our taxpayers.

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  • EDUCATION

    Nassau County has one of the best public school systems in the Country. Brad knows first-hand having grown up in the Roslyn School Districts. As Senator, Brad will fight to make sure every child has the same opportunity to get the quality education they deserve.

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  • HEALTHCARE

    Brad supports the NY Health Act which would guarantee health care for all New York State residents, As the survivor of a devastating illness, Brad understands first-hand the financial toll inflicted on patients and their families under the existing private insurance system which hikes medical costs across the spectrum, demands co-pays and premiums, and then refuses to pay the bills.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Let’s be clear - climate change is real, and if we don’t start taking serious measures we are going to leave Long Island vulnerable to unpredictable weather, environmental degradation, and inadequate infrastructure. We saw the real consequences of climate change during Hurricane Sandy, and we must do everything we can to prevent other natural disasters from wreaking havoc on our communities. We can help confront climate change by passing the Climate and Community Protections Act.

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  • CIVIL RIGHTS

    Everyone deserves equal rights. We need to support legislation that expands protections to those who have been the target of discrimination and harassment. Under the Trump administration hate crimes are on the rise and civil rights and equal protections are being rolled back. As a member of the LGBTQ community, Brad will fight to pass GENDA to prevent discrimination against transgender residents of New York State by adding gender identity and expression as a protected class in the state's human rights and hate crime laws.

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  • ECONOMY & JOBS

    Our economy is changing, and if we are going to provide good paying jobs and expand business opportunities, we should focus on growing industries like renewable energy, biotechnology, and health services. This will spur new businesses and create jobs across our state that can make life better for Nassau residents and all New Yorkers.

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  • GOVERNMENT REFORM

    There are serious reforms we need to make in Albany to ensure we have a government that is truly representing the needs of the people. We have to reign in the infulence of money in our political system by lowering the contribution limit and closing loopholes that allow special interests to skirt the limits that are currently in place.

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  • Gun Violence Prevention

    Brad has been an outspoken proponent of increasing gun safety laws in New York State.
    1. Expanded background checks
    2. Banning of Bump Stocks
    3. Allowing judges to remove guns from those deemed dangerous to themselves or others
    4. A State-funded institute to study gun violence
    Brad's advocacy and proposals have been covered in many articles including:
    https://theislandnow.com/opinions-100/readers-write-phillips-running-awa...

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  • INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION

    We urgently need to fix our crumbling infrastructure, which is going to take federal, state, and public-private partnership funding. Not only will this create good paying jobs, it will also make all of us safer. We can reinforce are out of date bridges, fix our deteriorating roads, and bring our infrastructure into the 21st century. It is also crucial that we focus on transit-oriented development by creating mixed-use developments around our transportation hubs that will attract residents and new businesses.

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  • WOMEN'S RIGHTS & COMBATING SEXUAL ASSAULT

    Women’s rights have been under attack and we need to do everything we can to ensure that men and women receive equal protection under the law. Brad support’s a woman’s right to choose, will fight for pay equity, and believes we need to strengthen private and public sector sexual harassment laws. Brad supports passing the Women’s Equality Act.

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