Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In a new video statement, State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) comments on passage of a senate budget resolution for fiscal year 2011-2012.
Senator Seward says the senate spending plan cuts state spending without increasing taxes and includes job-creating initiatives that will improve New York’s economy.
The senate plan mirrors much of the governor’s proposal including almost all of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s (MRT) recommendations to shut down runaway spending.
Also, the senate budget protects property taxpayers by restoring some aid to needy, rural school districts and eliminating cost shifts to local governments.
Senator Seward says the senate budget also follows the budget development timetable set forth in the 2007 budget reform law, positioning the state for final budget approval by the April 1 deadline.