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Assemblyman
William A. Barclay
Assembly District 120
 
Governor’s Budget Cuts Spending, Holds Line on Taxes Again
Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) released the following statement today after hearing Gov. Cuomo’s budget address:
January 17, 2012

“My first impression is this budget has the taxpayers in mind. I liked hearing the Governor’s plans on education reform, pension reform and Medicaid reform. I also liked hearing how spending would be kept in line with last year, and that there are no new taxes proposed in his executive budget.

“My colleagues and I have talked for years about needing state agency consolidation and making things more consistent within the state. This is what our taxpayers have demanded. I was glad to hear plans for what sounds like real reform. Creating a more efficient and functional government is necessary if we are to work within our means.

“The Governor’s budget will serve as a solid foundation going forward in budget negotiations with the State Legislature. I’m pleased with what was mentioned today, and look forward to viewing the specifics more closely this week.”

 
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