Montesano Pushes for Bare Bones Budget to Keep New York Afloat

A statement from Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head)

“As we are moving closer to the budget deadline of April 1, as per usual, we continue to have difficulties in negotiations as the governor and Majority politicians are insisting policy-related issues be included in the upcoming budget. Though the budget should never have policy included in it, this year we really must focus on passing a bare bones budget without policy or extend the deadline by a month. We are currently in a position where we can only have a limited number of people in chambers at one time, so it makes debating such issues difficult. Right now, what matters most is passing a budget to help keep New York afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Again, we can come back at a later date to debate the policy-related issues scheduled for this legislative session.”