Statement From Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on the Budget Extender Passed Today

“When it comes to Albany budgets, it’s hard to imagine the level of dysfunction can be eclipsed. In passing our second extender of 2024, we face a situation all too familiar in Albany: the state budget is once again well behind schedule with no end in sight. Three Majority-in-a-room appear to be logjammed in a process that lacks any form of timeliness and transparency. Public employees, school districts and municipalities all need to know what the state’s final financial plan will include, but those details are nowhere to be found.

New York Majority lawmakers have failed to meet the most basic responsibility of meeting the April 1 deadline. The final budget will be at least a week late, and the clock is still ticking.”