Days before Governor Cuomo will deliver the proposed budget for 20-12, one state senator is delivering his own message. Senator James Seward began a tour in Herkimer today recapping last year and addressing problems from 2012. "I thought the legislature and the Governor worked closely together last year to produce some real results for the people of the state, we cut state spending, we held the line on taxes and enacted some very aggressive economic development job creation imitative" Senator Seward will take a two day tour of his district speaking with elected officials and many at Herkimer County were impressed with his message."Well Senator Seward has a lot of clout in Albany and for him to come here today with the message that he came with today was very important for not only county government but for all the residents of Herkimer County." Seward's key's for success include economic development, mandate relief, education aid and flood recovery all of which - he says is applicable in Herkimer County. "When you talk about the Medicate, economic development stuff, the bridges and roads, its all really about economic development, it's all about jobs. We need jobs in Upstate New York there's no question. You know we have some of the best and brightest kids in the world unfortunately their going off to great four year universities and not coming back." The Senator says the idea behind the tour is simple, remember the accomplishments of last year but set the tone for next year. "At the end of the day this is a partnership a cooperative effort working with local officials local citizens, that's how we really move forward as a region."