Cahill: April 1st Deadline Fast Approaching to Pass a Responsible Budget

March 1, 2010
Assemblymember Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) issued the following statement regarding the approaching budget deadline of April 1st.

“With the April 1st budget deadline now just a month away, it is urgent that we redouble our efforts to pass a responsible budget. It is long past time to set politics aside and come to the table in a bipartisan way to get the job done. We have a deficit of roughly $8 billion to contend with and there is a rising need for state services as families struggle to regain their footing. In the face of such daunting economic challenges, tough choices will need to be made. I remain committed to fighting for New York’s most vulnerable residents. My top priorities are protecting vital public services like health care and ensuring our children continued access to a quality education.”

“As we move forward, leadership must replace shell games such as delaying tax refunds for working families. It is time to shift our focus away from political drama and bring the most skilled fiscal minds to the negotiating table to lead New York through these turbulent financial times. As elected representatives, we must pass a timely budget and continue working to create family wage jobs and reduce the cost of government.”