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Butler Votes No on Assembly Majority’s’ State Budget Proposal

“I gladly voted no on the Assembly Majority’s’ budget proposal which would increase state taxes by nearly $2 billion, would cache $535 million as undesignated funds merely because they don’t know how they want to spend the money and would cut...

March 14, 2018
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Percoco’s Guilty Verdict Points to Serious Corruption in Cuomo Administration

“Gov. Cuomo’s close aide Joseph Percoco was found guilty by a jury of his peers for accepting $300,000 in bribes from companies who had business before the state. This guilty verdict points to the serious problem of corruption within the governor’s...

March 13, 2018
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Butler, Minority Colleagues Introduce Plan to Restructure State Medicaid Program to Create Savings for Taxpayers

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I,Ref-Newport) joined his Minority Colleagues in unveiling new legislation to restructure the enormous and expensive Medicaid program in New York State. The plan would gradually require the state to take on the local...

March 12, 2018
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Ethics Reform Must Be Made Into Law With Significant Consequences

The corruption case involving Gov. Cuomo’s close aide Joseph Percoco is now in the stage of jury deliberation. Most good government watchdog groups and other reformers are waiting with bated breath to hear the final verdict as to whether Mr. Percoco...

March 5, 2018
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Butler: Comptroller Report Supports My Concerns over Lack of Transparency and Checks and Balances in Governor’s Budget

“State Comptroller DiNapoli shares my concerns over the governor’s budget, which gives the executive more and more power over how the state spends money. The more the governor is allowed to circumvent the Legislature on matters of the budget, the...

February 15, 2018
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