Following a vote today on four more budget bills, Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) commented about the need for lawmakers to carefully consider the implications of each piece of legislation as session progresses in order to not undo the positive steps taken during the budget process.
“The governor and legislature should be commended for keeping this year’s budget process from turning into a circus, as we have seen in recent years. While we each cannot agree with every proposal on the table during budget negotiations, on the whole, this year’s process, so far, has been conducted in a manner that New Yorkers can take pride in,” said the assemblywoman.
Assemblywoman Rabbitt continued, “However, while legislators have taken, and continue to take, the time to consider each budget bill and its impact on their individual constituents, we must not lose sight of that consideration as we continue throughout the remainder of this year’s legislative session. With every bill we must ask ourselves, ‘Does this bill help or hurt the average, hardworking New Yorker?’”
“We have made some tough decisions during this year’s budget process and we have taken some positive steps forward, but to ensure that this good work is not undone we must continue to consider each bill, every fee, tax or assessment that comes up in the same manner,” said the assemblywoman.
A video of Assemblywoman Rabbitt’s remarks, filmed in the Assembly Parlor today, can be watched by visiting her Facebook page or by clicking on the following link: