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Tom McKevitt and Kevin Brady vie for assembly seat
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Age: 25 Lives in: Levittown Career: Lead Package Handler, FedEx Ground in Bethpage Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Stony Brook University, Political Science; master’s Degree, Queens College, Urban Affairs. Family: Single
McKevitt: The New York Works initiative, which targets funding to specific projects, should be expanded. The New York Youth Works program, which provides tax credits to employers who hire 16 to 24 year olds, should include all communities throughout the state, not just a select few. The corporate franchise tax for small businesses with incomes under $200,000 should be reduced from 6.5 to 5.85 percent; and for those businesses with net incomes between $200,000 and $390,000 should be reduced from 7.1 to 6.85 percent. We should also streamline filing requirements by allowing businesses to pay all fees, filings and assessments as part of their annual state tax filing.

Brady: Some people have to worry about representing working families. I come from one. I know what it’s like to worry about every dollar. And while an assemblyman is about the laws he or she votes for, they’re defined by work they do in the community. I support building a platform to employment in New York. The state should work hand-in-hand with non-profits, local businesses and an expanded BOCES program to build skill sets and help the unemployed retrain so they can get back on their feet with pride. I also support an Upstate Republican proposal to lower taxes on small businesses while raising the minimum wage on a planned schedule, while tying it to inflation, so it keeps up with the cost of living. But government can only do so much. My local office would make sure we co-host job fair events at local schools, skill-building workshops, government awareness and local business-promotion nights in every corner of the district. Hiring? Local businesses and corporations alike will be offered a space online and in my district office to advertise for local positions in and around the district.

Herald: Why are you running for office and what makes you the best candidate?


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