Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) was appointed to serve as the Assembly Minority Conference’s voice on the Joint Budget Conference Committee on General Government and Local Assistance, which held its first meeting today in the State Capitol.
“With the luck of the Irish behind us, I hope we can pass an on-time budget that benefits all New Yorkers,” said the assemblywoman. “By convening the Joint Budget Conference Committees, the legislature is taking a step in the right direction – but we must make sure that enacting necessary reforms into the budget is a priority.”
In the following video clip, Assemblyman Rabbitt discusses her reaction of today’s meeting in more detail, specifically her reaction to discussion on local government consolidation, an issue that has been a highly-debated subject in Albany over the last few years. She said, “Yes, we need to cut costs and provide the tax relief that New Yorkers so desperately need, but there are steps we can take here at the state level, while allowing local governments to address their own consolidation, to meet that goal. Mandate relief and limiting spending are two ways that Albany can help local government reduce their costs and provide tax relief for homeowners and businesses.”
Viewers can watch today’s video, filmed outside the Assembly Chamber following the Joint Budget Conference Committee meeting, by visiting Assemblywoman Rabbitt’s Facebook page.