Brown: No More Delays—Our State Budget Needs to be Passed Now

A Statement from Assemblyman Keith P. Brown (R,C-Northport) in response to session scheduled for Sunday, April 7, 2024, to pass a third budget extender bill.

“Just this past Thursday, April 4, 2024, a second emergency budget extender was passed, yet here we are back in session just three days later passing a third. New Yorkers will not tolerate a repeat of last year’s extreme delay in state budget proceedings—residents, municipalities and school districts were expecting the budget to pass a week ago, but already, the extenders are starting to stack up.

“Our state needs to finalize and pass the budget now so school districts and municipalities can plan ahead. School districts have already begun the process of completing their budgets and we cannot continue to prolong state budget negotiations. No more excuses—it is time to pass the budget.”