Albany, NY — NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement in response to New York State’s late budget:
“Today, New York’s late budget will extend into its third week after Governor Hochul and the Democrat leadership in the State Legislature pass yet another budget extender and send their members home for the weekend.
“This failure of leadership clearly demonstrates that government by Three Democrats in the Room is not working for the people of New York State. Even worse, the Democrats’ refusal to recognize the impact of their dangerous cashless bail law on the safety of our communities and their plans to supersede local control over zoning, raise property taxes by $1 billion and increase the MTA Payroll Tax are opposed by an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers.
“Despite the Governor’s rhetoric, the Democrats’ agenda will not make our state safer, more affordable or more livable and their inability to pass an on-time state budget is further evidence of the need to restore commonsense Republican leadership to state government.”