Statement From Senator David Carlucci on the Passage of the New York State Budget

David Carlucci

April 01, 2019

"Yesterday, the Legislature delivered a fiscally responsible and on-time budget, which will help hardworking New Yorkers. We kept our promise to hold the line on property taxes, making the 2% property tax cap permanent. Now overburdened homeowners will save billions for years to come.

Our budget included: a $1 billion increase in education funding with better equity, a plan for publicly-financed political campaigns, almost $25 million to fund Early Voting and e-poll books, and restored hundreds of millions in cuts to hospitals and nursing homes.

No budget is ever perfect, and we look forward to our work ahead to deliver a full phase in of Foundation Aid and a congestion pricing plan that benefits Hudson Valley residents."