Blog Posts - April 2016

Budget is a Job Killer With Few Positive Provisions

By Kieran Lalor, on Apr 5, 2016

 Dear Friends,

The handful of modestly-positive aspects of the budget are dramatically outweighed by the secret and rushed process that produced it, as well as the anti-business provisions, increased spending, Safe Act funding, and continuation of massive corporate welfare schemes among other deficiencies.

To put into perspective how liberal this budget is, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the former Bronx County Democrat Chair, said of it, “This is exactly type of budget that Democrats dream about.” For the reasons stated below, I voted against this year’s budget.