I’m happy to report that the state senate just finished passing a fiscally responsible, on-time state budget. Working in a bi-partisan manner, this budget provides property tax relief to middle-class families, provides $1 billion in additional aid to schools, including over $600 million to close the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and provides a strong foundation to create jobs and provide every New Yorker with the opportunities they need to be successful. Please take a brief minute to watch my remarks on this years budget.
Please join me in making a special effort to honor the courage, dedication and commitment shown by all of our Veterans. They are true heroes that are deserving of our respect and admiration each and every day. Because of their dedication and service, the United States remains a beacon of freedom and liberty to the entire world. Thank you for your service to our great nation and god bless America.