Assemblymember Lunsford: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in Our Communities

“The health and safety of our families is my top priority, especially during what’s been an incredibly overwhelming and difficult year for us all. The Assembly is proposing a budget that will bring vital funding into our communities as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This proposal will help provide critical resources to the New Yorkers who most need our support during these challenging times, get our state back on its feet and invest in programs that will build a more sustainable future.”

“Right now, local municipalities are working hard to get our families the essential services they need. To support communities across the state and relieve the tax burden on New Yorkers, the Assembly plan protects the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) program from proposed cuts and increased the program’s funding. It also invests additional funds in state childcare to expand eligibility and access to subsidies to help working parents who are trying to get back on their feet as well as directs anticipated federal childcare aid to go toward priority groups.”

“Further, the proposal will protect the environment for future generations and ensure that New Yorkers have clean air and water by increasing funding for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is a balanced budget proposal that not only aims to support our families during these unprecedented circumstances, but looks to brighter days ahead. As we move toward final budget approval at the end of the month, I’ll fight to ensure that New Yorkers get the assistance and resources they need and deserve.”