Curran Tells Governor Budget Must Work For LI

Assemblyman talks MTA payroll tax, school aid with Cuomo
February 11, 2011

On February 8, the Assembly Minority Conference gathered at the executive mansion for a breakfast question-and-answer session with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Freshman Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook – 14th A.D.) used the Tuesday morning meeting as an opportunity to reiterate his support for reducing the cost of living for hard-working Long Island families.

“I had a cordial meeting with Governor Cuomo last Tuesday and I look forward to working with my colleagues in order to pass an on-time spending plan which tackles our state’s massive budget gap,” said Curran. “In the course of our wide-ranging discussion, I repeated my insistence that Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget work to reduce costs for Long Islanders, including abolishing the MTA payroll tax that is hurting small businesses and keeping our fair share of state school aid intact.

“We must work together to correct these and other problems in the current budget hearings. I want to ensure that Long Island’s voice is heard on these critical issues and I appreciate the governor welcoming my input.”