Lt. Gov. Duffy (left) and Assemblyman Johns (R,C-Webster) (right) discuss ways to relieve the pressures of unfunded mandates on local governments and schools.
“The Governor’s mandate relief proposal in his budget is a welcome first step, but I know we can do more. The Greater Rochester region is on the brink of something wonderful in terms of economic turnaround, and I trust that our local leaders and school administrators know what is best to prepare our communities for a more prosperous future.
“The open dialogue on mandate relief must carry on until we can come to a satisfactory resolution that halts and reverses the effects of costly mandates. I thank Lt. Gov. Duffy for his consistent support and commitment to our region, and look forward to continued discussions on this matter.”