“Let’s keep politics out of the budget” – A statement from Assemblyman Cliff Crouch

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From the office of Assemblyman Cliff Crouch

“As New York faces one of the worst public health crises we have ever experienced, the governor and state Democrats continue to play politics during budget talks. In the coming days it has been said  we will work to pass a budget  that not only will be rushed through the process on a week’s notice, but also be riddled with social issues like a ban on hydrofracking, and legalizing marijuana. While I understand the governor would like to pursue his agenda, I believe now is not the time to play politics. State Democrats should not pass a budget while the public is distracted during the tragic outbreak of COVID-19. We should explore the options of passing a budget that only addresses our fiscal obligations, or at the very least pass an extender so we can take up budget talks at a later date when all the dust has settled.”

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