New York State Budget
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> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:45:39 -0400
> From: zebrowskik@...
> To: jsherry49@...
> Subject: Assembly restores funding to keep parks open
> Dear Mr. Sherry:
> I am writing to update you on the 2010-2011 budget. Wednesday
> night the Assembly passed its "one house" budget resolution. This > is not the final budget but represents the Assembly's priorities
> and changes to the Governor's proposal. The Senate passed their
> resolution on Monday and now both houses and the governor need to
> compromise for a final budget.
> As I have said before during this recession, costs are up and
> revenues are down presenting us with a second year of significant
> Although the Assembly's resolution isn't perfect, we were able to
> make significant restorations without raising any taxes on middle
> class New Yorkers by rejecting over $1 billion of the Governor's
> proposed new taxes and fees.
> As someone who has contacted me in the past regarding parks, I am
> proud to inform you that the our resolution restored over $14
> million to State Parks in order to prevent the closure of 91 parks
> and historic sites in New York.
> These restorations were made by finding cuts elsewhere,
> consolidating agencies and borrowing a small portion of the
> deficit. Obviously borrowing any money is troubling; however,
> abandoning the needs of New Yorkers or raising taxes was also
> troubling. Furthermore, I insisted that any borrowing be tied to
> significant reforms that revolutionize New York State's budgetary
> process and eliminate our structural deficits. These reforms
> known as the "Financial Recovery Act of 2010" were included in
> Assembly's budget proposal.
> I must stress that our resolution is not the final budget and any
> restorations will need to be accepted by the Governor and the
> Senate. I invite you to join me in pushing for them to join us in
> protecting this important funding.
> Ken Zebrowski
> Member of Assembly
> Assemblyman Kenneth P. Zebrowski
> District Office:
> 67 North Main Street
> New City, NY 10956
> Telephone: 845-634-9791
> Albany Office:
> Room 631
> Legislative Office Building
> Albany, NY 12248
> Telephone: 518-455-5735