Manktelow Disappointed in Gov. Cuomo’s Continual Money Grab

A statement from Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons)

Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) said he is disappointed in the governor’s proposed 2021-22 Executive Budget, after Gov. Cuomo gave a presentation earlier today which primarily hinged on receiving a $15 billion bailout from the federal government.

“It is disappointing to see the governor continue to point fingers as to who is to blame for the enormous deficit this year’s budget holds,” said Manktelow. “In years past, we have steadily maintained a deficit in the budgets. So, while the pandemic did affect it more this year, he should be taking a decent amount of the blame for all the ridiculous programs and funding he doles out time and again We also heard little on what the backup plan should be if New York receives only $6 billion in aid or what budget cuts would specifically be made, which is scary. New Yorkers have a right to know where he plans to make these cuts to help close the gap in the deficit. We need to come up with a realistic backup plan should we not get the full aid that will best help New York’s financial situation get back on track.”