Janet L. Duprey Statement On State Budget

April 1, 2007
Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I,C-Peru) stated today that the New York State Budget is the product of a secret process that spends too much money. “I am pleased to see that the State Budget does contain some critical allocations for North Country communities, school districts, hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, and other not-for-profit organizations. State funding will also provide emergency relief to farmers,” Duprey said.

“In addition, corporate, business and franchise tax cuts that I support are included in the final budget. This economic development aid will help to improve our business climate. I am particularly concerned that the reform agenda that I support was not carried out. Once again, this year’s State Budget was developed in secret meetings,” stated Duprey.

“Overall, the budget benefits the 114th District, although the final budget totaling nearly $121 billion spends too much money. The entire budget process must be changed to rein in spending, provide more transparency, and to assure the final budget is based on sound accounting principles,” Duprey concluded.