BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, released this statement, following an initial review of the budget agreement announced Sunday by Governor Cuomo and the legislative leaders.
“I appreciate Governor Cuomo’s commitment to helping us grow the Western New York economy, and I look forward to the summit he will host to discuss how we can make UB 2020 a reality. However, I am disappointed that UB 2020 – a plan that will help spark new job creation in Western New York – was not included in the budget negotiations,” Senator Kennedy said. “I made a commitment to only vote for a budget that includes UB 2020 in its entirety. This budget does not do that.
During the vote on the 2011-12 budget revenue bill, Senator Kennedy stood up to voice Western New York's opposition to budget provisions that will take money away from the region's students, seniors and families and put it into the pockets of Wall Street millionaires.
Kennedy cites exclusion of UB 2020, massive cuts to students, millionaires’ bailout as reasons for ‘no’ vote
ALBANY, N.Y. – For the first time in five years, Albany has passed a budget on time. While Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, is proud of the accomplishment, he is deeply concerned about some of the details contained in – or absent from – the budget bills.
State Legislature approves on-time budget that invests in local job creation and transportation improvement
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, highlighted provisions in the state budget, which he believes indicate that Albany is finally paying attention to the needs of Western New York. As the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, Kennedy says the budget’s focus on economic development and infrastructure improvement will help spark job creation across the state and especially in Western New York.