Hawley: Two Day Extraordinary Session Fails To Complete Budget

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) issued the following statement today after the Assembly and Senate finished their two-day extraordinary session

“The Legislature was called into extraordinary session this week to finish the 2010-2011 State Budget, which is now four months late. Sadly, instead of doing the job that voters elected them to do, the Legislative Majorities instead decided to gavel in and gavel out of session, leaving the budget to wait another week, if not another month. This useless extraordinary session cost taxpayers more than $100,000, and, even worse, many members of the Legislature decided to not even show up for work. Incumbent members of the Legislature need to either show up and do the job New Yorkers entrusted them to do, or they need to get out of the way of those of us looking to be part of the solution. New York cannot afford this kind of incompetent leadership from the Majorities anymore.”