Governor Paterson recently unveiled his 2010 – 2011 budget proposal and while some ideas merit further examination others must be dismissed entirely if we are to promote economic development and job growth in upstate New York.
By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 20, 2010
As local politicians and organizations assessed the potential impacts of Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget on the North Country, many were concerned about how cuts would affect the region, but some saw some bright spots.
The next order of business taken up by the Hudson Valley Delegation will be to hold hearings on the Governor's Proposed Executive Budget. The delegation will hold two budget hearings, which are tenetatively scheduled. One in Rockland County and another in Westchester County. The delegation will listen to testimony from interested stakeholders in the region. Then, the delegation will assess how his plan impacts each Senate District as well as the region as a whole.
Stachowski Reacts to Governor's Proposed 2010-2011 Executive BudgetJanuary 19, 2010 “While I fully support mandate relief to local governments and school districts, the consolidation of certain state agencies, the restructuring of the Empire Zone program, and the proposed changes to SUNY and CUNY that would give them more independence, I believe the Governor’s budget is very troubling in many areas,” said Senator William T.
“The Governor’s budget frames the multi-year fiscal challenge that faces all New York residents. Obviously, we all have to learn to do more with less. Government, in particular, must control spending. At the same time, we must be creative and practical and work together to help those who have been hit hardest by this economic crisis.
As the State continues to experience cash flow problems due to the inflated budget adopted in 2009, the Governor set a different tone this year with his Executive Budget proposal urging the Legislature to follow a path of fiscal conservatism. While we cannot turn back the clock to erase the damage done by those who voted for the 2009 State Budget, we can hope that our State’s leaders have learned from their past mistakes.
ALBANY, 01/19/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today commented on Gov. Paterson’s 2010-2011 budget proposal: “The governor hit on many of the right talking points, but the real question is whether he will follow through in the finished product. If past results are any indication, the answer is no.
(Albany, New York)--Senator Liz Krueger praised the Governor today for including her proposal to gives liquor stores the opportunity to fairly compete for business by eliminating antiquated and unnecessary prohibition era regulations. The proposal will increase the opportunities for wine sales in supermarkets, thereby supporting our valuable grape and wine industry, while increasing overall state revenues. Senator Krueger has long been an advocate for this proposal and along with Assemblymember Morelle has carried almost identical legislation to the Governor’s budget proposal ca
The Senate Majority concurs with Governor Paterson's assessment on the state of our economy and budget. Though the Governor acknowledges our fiscal difficulties, some components of his proposal clearly need modification.