God bless our doctors, our nurses, all of our health care workers, our police and firefighters, our EMS, our grocers, our farmers, our truckers, our delivery drivers and every essential worker - they’re all fighting this war every day for us and putting their own lives at risk to save others.
It breaks my heart to know that in this State Budget, our leaders in Albany aren’t fighting for them.
If anything, this budget is acting directly against those we should be helping.
Now is the time to deal with the issues at hand, but this budget shows that not even the worst public health crisis in the history of our state could put One Party Rule in touch with the realities that New Yorkers face.
This budget makes a bad situation for New Yorkers even worse.
That’s why I voted No.
Read Senator Akshar's full statement here.