Save New York: Don’t Burden It

A statement on the NYS budget process by Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora)
March 24, 2020

“New York is the epicenter of the largest pandemic in living memory and the Majority politicians are talking about legalizing marijuana?? Having a discussion over the legality of surrogacy? Frankly, this is terrifying. We should be balancing the books and coming up with a comprehensive plan to protect the health and economies of our communities, not trying to change the very nature of our system at a time when it’s weakened. It’s appalling. Now is not the time to enact bad policy, just pay our bills. The New York City politicians are not only at the heart of the outbreak, but the pestilence at the heart of our budget process. Now is the time to save New Yorkers, not burden them.”