Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Thursday, March 11th, 2010
In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
On October 3, 2011, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer joined with state and local officials from throughout New York to support legislation (S.5889B/A.8644) that would structurally reform the existing Medicaid cost structure and shift the local share of Medicaid costs to the State.
"I have long supported a state takeover of Medicaid costs, the largest unfunded mandate placed on the property tax," said Senator Oppenheimer. "Local governments must be given the means to reduce their costs and lower the property tax burden. I co-sponsor this proposal because it provides real relief for taxpayers in the form of a freeze on increases now and a phased-in assumption of Medicaid costs by the State."