Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Proposed Executive Budget

Albany – We are facing significant challenges in New York State as a result of the destructive policies that the fringe right in Washington is forcing on working people.

The Governor’s budget proposal unveiled Tuesday, January 16, 2018 seeks to address those attacks by changing the state tax code and raising much needed revenue. It is a balanced approach to build a stronger middle class while protecting taxpayers against the harmful right-wing agenda coming out of Washington.

While we continue to analyze the full impact of the budget proposal, we applaud the Governor for being steadfast in ensuring New Yorkers will not be punished by federal health care cuts and tax changes and for standing up for working men and women.