Crouch Unveils Budget Priorities

February 27, 2019

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) joined his colleagues today at a press conference in Albany to announce 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

“We are calling on the governor and the Assembly Majority to review and adopt our budget priorities,” said Crouch. “These are issues that residents of New York have faced for years and which have not been addressed. Too often, the Assembly Majority have focused on social issues aimed at the needs of New York City rather than the greater good of New York. As budget negotiations pick up in the coming months I hope to see these issues addressed in the final budget.”