Butler Says Assembly Majority’s Budget Misguided, Hurts Taxpayers

Statement from Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I-Newport) on the Assembly majority’s one- house budget bill
March 12, 2012

“Today, I voted against the Assembly Majority’s budget, a spending plan that rewards special interests and hurts the hardworking taxpayers of our state. There is no spending cap, no pension reform, no extensive cost-saving government consolidation, and no way to know how much the final product will cost taxpayers. I fear their irresponsible plan will go well over what Gov. Cuomo has proposed and smacks of kowtowing to special interests, particularly with the addition of a micro-stamping provision, a decidedly anti-Second Amendment piece of legislation. Furthermore, this budget is weak on helping small-business owners, manufacturers, and farmers – the real job creators – to boost job growth in the state. It’s time Albany put taxpayers first and gets to work fixing this.”