To keep Western New York moving in the right direction, we must continue to make our economy as strong as possible. The 2016-17 State Budget accomplishes this goal in three important ways– by controlling spending, cutting taxes and investing in our community.
For the sixth year in a row, the budget restrains spending growth to below two percent. This self-imposed spending cap has saved taxpayers approximately $31 billion. A spending cap is critical to protecting taxpayers from higher taxes in future years.