Corwin Says Assembly Majority Must Make New Yorkers, Not Arizonians, Top Priority

June 2, 2010
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R,C,I-Clarence) today blasted the Assembly Majority Conference for bringing to the floor a legislative resolution regarding the state of Arizona’s immigration policy when they have yet to call budget conference committee hearings or bring budget bills to the floor for a vote, which are now three months delinquent.

“Every day another New Yorker is losing their job, losing their home, making major personal sacrifices all because our state leaders have not convened budget meetings. It is an affront to every resident of our state that members of this chamber consider the business of Arizona more important than the livelihoods of our own residents,” said the assemblywoman, who was among the legislators that spoke against the decision to bring the resolution to the floor.

Having challenged the members of the Assembly Majority to reconsider their choice in leaders earlier this session, Assemblywoman Corwin renewed her call today asking, “How many of you here today were elected to represent the people of Arizona? This proposal does nothing to address the late state budget. We need leadership that will stop delaying and focus on this vital priority, which is the only legislative measure we should be considering.”