Walter Responds to Govís Budget Proposal
Assemblyman Ray Walter (left), Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Governor Andrew Cuomo (right) at the Executive Budget presentation in Albany.
The Governorís Executive Budget takes tremendous strides toward reducing the costs to localities that drive up taxes on local families and businesses. The spending plan tackles two, critical cost drivers: Medicaid payments and pension costs. By removing the burden of annual Medicaid increases and creating a new Tier VI pension plan for future public employees, state government can go a long way toward providing substantial savings that will result in lower costs for Western New Yorkís taxpayers.