Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,I,C – Newport) has been selected by Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C – Canandaigua) to serve on the bi-partisan Economic Development Budget Conference Committee. The purpose of budget conference committees is to hammer out details in their specific budget bill after revenue has been agreed upon and distributed by the General Conference Committee.
“I would like to thank Leader Kolb for this appointment, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to produce a budget that will reduce spending and reduce the financial burden that is being placed on New York taxpayers,” said Butler.
Assemblyman Butler is currently the ranking Minority member on the Assembly’s Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Standing Committee, which is responsible for reviewing legislation that affects the economic health and commercial viability of the state. Included within its purview are the controlled sale of alcoholic beverages and the licensing, registration and regulation of a broad spectrum of industries. The committee also is responsible for oversight of the state’s various economic development programs.
“In the coming weeks, both houses of the legislature will get together to work on what we feel is the best budget for New York state. I am hoping that this process will include bi-partisan cooperation that will result in a budget that adequately represents each part of New York state equally,” concluded Butler.