Palumbo Lays Out Budget Priorities for 2019-2020
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk) joined his colleagues today announcing their budget priorities for 2019-20. Their proposals are known as the Budget Blueprint for a Better NY, and call on the governor and legislative leaders to ensure these common-sense solutions are included in the 2019-2020 enacted budget.
The measures include:
Making the 2 Percent Property Tax Cap Permanent
Providing a Living Wage for Direct-Care Workers
Keeping the Middle-Class Tax Cuts on Track
Increasing Funding for CHIPS
Increasing Library Aid
Providing Unfunded Mandate Relief
Giving Help to Small Businesses
Improving the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) & Offer Student Loan Relief
Calling for a Hearing on Prison Closure Proposals
Keeping AIM Funding Levels & Processes Intact
These are issues that we should be focusing on this session, said Palumbo. I hope to see them addressed in the 2019-2020 enacted budget. These are common-sense solutions to problems faced by our communities, such as addressing high property taxes by making the tax cap permanent, increasing funding for CHIPS to address infrastructure problems around the state and keeping AIM funding levels and processes intact for towns and villages. I am very proud to stand with my Conference to unveil them and I encourage the governor and legislative leaders to review and adopt them.