2010-11 State Budget Must Be Fiscally Responsible And Based On Real Numbers

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua)
March 1, 2010

“With less than a month until New York’s April 1 fiscal deadline, I appreciate the necessity of moving forward in advancing the 2010-11 State Budget. However, no compelling evidence has been presented to me, or our Assembly Minority Conference, to substantiate a forecast that is more optimistic than our projections. Last Wednesday, our Conference publicly released its revenue forecast, projecting $1.35 billion less than the Governor in All Funds Tax Receipts through the end of 2010-11. As much as New York needs an on-time budget, it needs one that is fiscally responsible and based on real numbers. It is for these reasons that I could not sign onto tonight’s revenue forecast.”