State Budget Eclipsed by Another Delay with Third Extender

A Statement by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), ranking Minority member on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, on the third budget extender passed today.

“We are accustomed to passing budget bills in the dark of night—why we can’t be in session Monday because of the eclipse is astronomically out of this world.

While everyone else is looking up at the eclipse, our heads should be down and focused on getting a final budget finished. Our school districts, local governments and residents are in the dark not because of the eclipse, but because of the governor’s and legislative majority’s inability to get a budget done on time.

I’m hoping the light of the final budget will shine this week and we can engage in constructive debates over the final details.”