By Michael H. Ranzenhofer, State Senator - 61st District
With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address earlier this month, Governor Cuomo has officially kicked off the start of a new legislative session.
Throughout the 2011 Legislative Session, we ended partisan gridlock by partnering with the Governor to produce real results for taxpayers. In 2012, we must continue the momentum from last year to further deliver results to New Yorkers.
Senator Ranzenhofers asks for feedback from constituents on the Governor's budget proposal, discusses State funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and talks about one his bills which recently passed the State Senate.
New York State is one step closer to having a budget passed on schedule for a second year in a row, after the State Senate and State Assembly passed separate one-house budget resolutions last week.
Last year, I partnered with Governor Cuomo and the State Assembly to pass a State Budget which reduced spending for the first time in 15 years. It is imperative that the State Legislature continue to make good on the progress from last year.
Senator Ranzenhofer outlines his 2012-2013 State Budget priorities - funding for education, infrastructure projects, STAR rebate check program and WNY STAMP project - as the April 1st deadline approaches.