Oneonta, NY (WIBX) - State Senator Jim Seward has launched an online petition drive supporting Medicaid reform legislation he's co-sponsoring.Seward says the property tax cap passed earlier this year is a positive step, but additional mandate relief measures are needed to provide true tax savings for homeowners.

The Medicaid reform bill would provide for an 8-year gradual state takeover of local Medicaid costs, which would eliminate all Medicaid costs from county budgets.

The petition can be found at www.senatorjimseward.com.