Now that Governor Cuomo has released his 2011-2012 proposed New York State budget, attention turns to the Legislature's efforts to carefully and deliberately examine the details of the plan and assess its impact on local communities.
That process is underway at the Capitol this week with a series of joint public hearings  held by the Legislature's fiscal committees.
The Senate and Assembly have also released their respective fiscal reviews of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2011-2012 state budget. Read more... 
I'm also continuing to meet with our local leaders, business owners, educators, and the representatives of many area groups, institutions, and organizations and encourage as much local input as I possibly can .