CARLE PLACE, NY (JANUARY 18, 2022) - State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) issued the following statement today following the release of Governor Kathy Hochul's 2022 Proposed Budget:
Senator Anna M. Kaplan said "I'm thrilled that Governor Hochul has continued to focus heavily on issues that matter to Long Island in her budget proposal, including record funding for our local schools, billions for property tax and income tax relief for overburdened Long Island families, tax cuts for small businesses, record-breaking funding to fill potholes and invest in our infrastructure, and billions of dollars to ensure our frontline workers can get a long-overdue raise. Even better, her plan is fiscally responsible, fully balanced, and even puts money away to prepare for the next downturn. As further details for her proposal are made public, I will be looking closely at her plans to ensure the continued growth of affordable housing opportunity in our community and across the State, as I have deep concerns about the prospect of letting existing programs lapse, like the 421a tax abatement. In the weeks ahead, I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to give full consideration to all of the proposals laid out today."