Protecting Our Communities

  • Protected NYCHA residents by exposing dangerous mold and lead paint negligence, and delivered $250 million for immediate repairs and an Independent Monitor.
  • Passed the SAFE ACT, which bans assault weapons, high capacity magazines and takes guns out of the hands of the severely mentally ill.  Created background checks for convicted domestic violence perpetrators.
  • Ensured Rider Relief by securing $836 million to make crucial repairs and upgrades to our unreliable subway system.

Cutting College Costs For The Middle-Class

  • Fought to make tuition free at SUNY and CUNY schools for families with incomes up to $125,000 through the Excelsior Scholarship.
  • Created Enhanced Tuition Awards to support students attending New York’s private colleges and universities, as well as proprietary colleges, like Monroe College in the Bronx.

Delivering Record Funding For Public Schools

  • Delivered an unprecedented $1 billion increase to education funding, totaling $26 billion.
  • Invested nearly $1 million in Project BOOST every year for cultural and academic enrichment opportunities.

Investing In Our Seniors

  • Increased the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) from $29,000 to $50,000 to protect vulnerable rent regulated tenants.
  • Expanded the Senior Citizen Homeowner Exemption (SCHE) and the Disabled Homeowner Exemption (DHE) from $29,000 to $58,399 in NYC, which offers up to a 50% deduction on property taxes.

Providing Tax Relief For Working Families

  • Fought Trump’s bad tax plan by decoupling the federal and state tax codes, sparing New Yorkers from a $1.5 billion tax hike.
  • Secured the continuation of the historic middle-class tax cut, bringing middle incomes taxes to their lowest levels in over 70 years and saving the average taxpayer $700 annually.
  • Doubled the Childcare Tax Credit, which will help over 200,000 hardworking families care for their loved ones.

Fighting For Workers

  • Delivered 12 weeks of Paid Family Leave and a $15 Minimum Wage, which take effect this year.
  • Stood up for labor by passing a new law that protects the rights of public unions to collectively bargain.