The Queens Gazette wrote on Senator Gianaris' thoughts at the UCCA meeting at Augustana Lutheran Church in Astoria Heights on October 6. The senator discussed the state of the state, in relation to its budget and deficit, along with other issues such hasydrofracking, power plant siting, hospital closings in Queens and auto insurance fraud.
“The state of the state is sick but getting better,” state Senator Michael Gianaris said in response to a question from United Community Civic Association (UCCA) President Rose Marie Poveromo at the UCCA meeting at Augustana Lutheran Church in Astoria Heights on October 6. Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature cut $10 billion from the budget and there is still a $2 billion shortfall coming this year, he added.
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