Errigo Slams Budget

April 2, 2018

ALBANY, NY – Assemblyman Joe Errigo (R) says that the budget is “a shameful disservice to the millions of New Yorkers who have had enough of the increased taxes and spending from the state legislature.” The Assemblyman went on to say that the total tab for the 2018 budget comes in at over 170 billion dollars, and he says that’s a higher number than the GDP of countries such as Hungary and Luxembourg. “This includes billions of dollars towards the most generous Medicaid program in the country, excessive pension and healthcare packages for government employees, and billions more to a START Up NY program that has failed to live up to the employment promises from Governor Cuomo. This week was an opportunity to turn the page and implement sensible spending controls and bring tax reform to a state with the worst tax record in the country. Sadly I’m disappointed in those who put this budget forward and voted in favor of it –New York deserves better.”