Statement on Senate One-House Budget

Jeff Bishop, Communications Director

March 16, 2023

ALBANY, 03/16/23 -- State Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C – Schenevus) commented on his NO vote on the Senate Majority’s one-house budget resolution for fiscal year 2023-24:

“The record spending in the governor’s budget proposal was not enough for Senate Democrats so they tacked on another $9 billion to reach a bloated $236 billion.  This level of spending is unsustainable and the lack of fiscal restraint is driving businesses and families from our state.  Additionally, there is nothing to improve public safety – even the governor’s watered down bail reform changes have been erased and more criminal-friendly policies added. 

“April 1st is the deadline for a final budget and I will continue to advocate for affordability, improved public safety, and funding to meet the needs of those who live and work in 51st Senate District – we have a great deal of work ahead.”