Tague on State Budget: Too Little, Too Late Spells Disaster Down the Road

A Statement from Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C-Schoharie)

“Over a month late, this state budget spells disaster for New York down the road. From spiking minimum wage yet again to banning natural gas in a way that would be horrendous for our transportation and manufacturing industries, this budget does very little to right-size an economy that has been capsized by government interference and meddling for far too long. Beyond that, Albany’s one-party control failed to fix bail reform – even after taxpayers waited an extra month for this budget with the understanding we were going to get a safer state for the wait. Sadly, the budget doesn’t go far enough to correct the dangerous cashless bail system and restore judicial discretion. Like so many New Yorkers who are voting with their feet and contributing to the ongoing population exodus, I am fed up and frustrated with the failed leadership that isn’t listening. This budget is full of higher taxes and lacks a real economic plan to help New Yorkers flourish. I’m voting ‘no.’”