June 25, 2010

Statement from Speaker Silver Regarding State Budget

My Assembly colleagues and I are working with the Senate and the Executive to complete the state budget. We recognize that New York faces extraordinary fiscal challenges, and that this budget will include billions in cuts. However, we are committed to sparing our schools from the most devastating cuts, ensuring that our higher education system remains accessible to all New Yorkers, and providing much-needed property tax relief. We are also committed to acting responsibly to complete this process and to continue the operations of government.