Friend Says New Yorkers Are Tired Of Mismanaged Public Funds

Statement from Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) on Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal

“It’s clear that one-party rule hasn’t improved the state’s financial position one bit. New York is facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit and it must work carefully to reduce its spending rather than further burden residents with tax and fee increases, or use gimmicks to close the gap. The state government will have to seriously address the rampant and unsustainable growth of Medicaid. New Yorkers are tired of year after year of deficits and mismanaged public funds. Real change needs to happen now.”