Patrick M. Gallivan

January 22, 2014

“As noted by Governor Cuomo, state government has seen a marked improvement in its product and its process over the last three years, largely because of a continuing commitment to fiscal responsibility and budgetary discipline. I have every reason to believe that this record of cooperation and delivering results will continue through the 2014 budget process and the remainder of legislative session.”

“I am particularly encouraged that the Governor has directed a considerable amount of his focus on tax reduction, upstate economic development and continued investment in education. These priorities align with my own and I look forward to securing real tax relief and economic prosperity for Western New York families and businesses. The last several years I have worked tirelessly to ensure that our high-needs and rural students have access to the same resources as their wealthier counterparts across the state – 2014 will be no different.”

“As I continue to review the specifics of the Governor’s proposal and work with my Senate colleagues to advance additional priorities, I am hopeful that this year’s budget will again produce the tangible results hardworking New Yorkers have come to expect.”