Updated: 08/26/2014 5:55 PM
Created: 08/26/2014 4:59 PM WHEC.com
By: Amanda Ciavarri
The economy and jobs remain a top concern for many New Yorkers. Today, the man challenging Governor Cuomo in November’s election unveiled his plan for job growth in Rochester.
Rob Astorino says in the last three years, 400,000 people have left New York State -- some to find jobs or take their business out of state.
Astorino says if he is elected governor, he will work make New York a more business friendly place. Astorino says he will start by taking a look at all the taxes and mandates that are on businesses and eliminate the ones that are excessive or arbitrary.
He also plans on making fracking legal. Astorino knows many communities, especially around Rochester, are hesitant to the idea but he points to how it is has been successful in other parts of the country.
Astorino will bring his job plan to Penn Yan Tuesday night.
Astorino is still trailing Cuomo by a large margin in statewide polls. A Quinnipiac poll released last week shows Cuomo with a lead of 56-percent to 28-percent among likely voters.