February 11, 2019
ALBANY, NY – From Hornell Mayor John Buckley:
“AIM funding is vital to the City of Hornell. While school districts enjoy increases in aid year after year, AIM has not seen an increase in a decade. Now, the Governor threatens to slash AIM funding. To add insult to injury, the Governor is proposing to spend tens of millions of dollars to pay college tuition for undocumented residents while imposing another unfunded mandate on municipalities related to early voting and election reform. I will stand with the Conference of Mayors and fight against Albany’s misguided priorities.” said Mayor Buckley.
From NYCOM Leader Peter Baynes: “Our Winter Legislative Meeting is an important opportunity for local leaders across the state to make their voices heard in Albany and advocate for the issues that matter to millions of New Yorkers day-in and day-out. That includes fighting for long overdue increases in state funding like AIM, which helps local governments provide vital services while managing property taxes. The coalition of mayors here in Albany today demonstrates the commitment that these public servants have to making their communities, and the State of New York, a better place to live and work.”
Background: AIM stands for Aid And Incentives For Municipalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo Is Proposing Millions In Cuts To Aim This Year.