Smullen: Final State Budget is Bloated, Out-of-Touch and Does Not Address Needs of New Yorkers

A Statement from Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) in response to the New York state budget passing after weeks-long delay.

“New York state has known for years it does not have a revenue problem—it has a spending problem, as showcased in the record-breaking size of this year’s final budget. The final budget is not only weeks late, but it is also bloated and fails to address a number of issues New Yorkers care about. It does not provide financial relief to New York families who are being crushed by the weight of the state’s high tax burden. I voted ‘no’ on this year’s budget.”