Governor Cuomo has just unveiled his Executive Budget proposal for the State Fiscal Year 2013-14, marking the start of the annual budget debate and negotiation process.
I am carefully reviewing all aspects of the Governor's plan, in order to ensure that it meets the needs of our local communities, as well as our state as a whole. I am already concerned about the school aid portion of his proposed budget and will be examining the numbers thoroughly. I have already heard concerns from schools in my district about their figures. I also share the concerns of local municipalities and schools that we need more action on mandate relief.
To help keep you well-informed on budget-related developments going forward, I have created a new State Budget informational page on my website. The page provides links that will let you review specific details of the Governor's proposal, and will also keep you posted on new developments related to the budget review and negotiation process.
If you are interested, please visit my website at www.farley.nysenate.gov.