January 6, 2014

Speaker Silver Statement on Governor Cuomo's Tax Proposals

Governor Cuomo has presented a bold vision for providing tax relief for hard working men and women across New York. As I have said in the past, any proposal should be premised on a principle of fairness to all New Yorkers -- city residents, suburbanites and rural residents alike. At the same time it is important that we have the resources necessary to fund vital health and education programs which are the bedrock of New York's quality of life. I look forward to working with the Governor and with our colleagues in the Senate to craft a fiscally responsible budget that meets the needs of our state's most vulnerable citizens while at the same time providing tax relief for those who need it most.