Today’s 2013-2014 budget proposal by Governor Cuomo
continues to build upon the success of the past two years. While much progress
has been made during the past two years, there is still work to be done. The governor’s
belief in fiscal responsibility is a welcome message for the residents of our state
who continue to be burdened by some of the highest taxes in the country.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,
we must work quickly to rebuild our economy and reduce the high tax burden
faced by our residents and businesses. The victims of this natural disaster
cannot wait; they need their elected officials to do the hard work necessary to
rebuild a better Long Island.
children continue to be imperiled by an unfair system of state education aid
that saps resources out of the classroom and raises taxes on hard-working New
Yorkers. The governor’s Executive Budget includes increased state aid, and it
is my sincere hope that in the coming weeks and months we can work together to deliver
Long Island’s fair share to local classrooms and communities.