Kennedy Vs. Quinn- Candidates make Final Campaign Push

October 18, 2010 Updated Oct 18, 2010 at 6:31 PM EDT

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October 18, 2010 Updated Oct 18, 2010 at 6:31 PM EDT

Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - Democrat Tim Kennedy and Republican Jack Quinn III agree on one thing.
Albany needs major changes.
What they don't agree on is who is the best candidate to bring about that change.
We asked both candidates what they will work to do in the first 180 days in office, if elected.
Kennedy, an Erie County Legislator, argues he will work to cap property tax at 2% or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
He also wants to set up a Small Business Advisory Board. It will be made up of small business owners and work with his office.
"That board will work with my office to develop a policy that is important to businesses here. These are real business owners that have real problems and they're going to develop real solutions with my office to implement down in Albany," Kennedy told Eyewitness News.
Meanwhile, Quinn has unveiled a 5 point plan which includes capping state spending, reforming the pension system, ethics reform-- and he wants to lower taxes by reforming medicaid-- which is a huge $54 billion budget burden.
" You need long term structural change to medicaid to ensure the fact that your not going to be increasing property taxes in our local communities-- at 54 billion dollars a year-- that's a huge price tag," Quinn said.
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