Curran: Budget Lacks Substantial Mandate Relief

Statement from Assemblyman Brian Curran on Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Budget
January 17, 2012

Governor Cuomo addressed many important issues in his Executive Budget presentation today, including no new taxes and fair education funding. Mandate relief from Medicaid was outlined, but his plan does not go far enough. Local governments and school districts need real relief from the crushing unfunded mandates Albany imposes on them. As the budget process moves forward in the Legislature, I will fight for more mandate relief, no new taxes and a fair share of school aid for Long Island’s schoolchildren and taxpayers.