Gallahan: Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Plans for New York Will Stretch State Budget Past the Breaking Point

A Statement from Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget Presentation

“We simply will not have the money to pay for everything Gov. Hochul wants,” said Gallahan. “The bottom line is, for this great state to succeed, state funding has to filter into local businesses and the pockets of hardworking families. Large-scale policy changes that ban gas stoves, increase SUNY tuition and subsidize new high-density housing in Upstate New York should not be included in the budget—they will put a strain on the budget itself and pour salt on the open wounds of struggling taxpayers.”