Unshackle Upstate Reaction to NY's 2012 Budget

Posted: Jan 17th, 2012


Unshackle Upstate Supports Practical Budget Proposal

Statement attributable to Brian Sampson, Unshackle Upstate executive director.


“Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget is a fiscally responsible plan for New York. By holding the line on spending and avoiding any increases in taxes and fees, we can continue to rebuild our economy and stimulate private sector job growth. Additionally, the availability of a sensible defined benefit plan and a voluntary defined contribution plan, coupled with additional mandate relief measures, will generate significant savings for local governments and taxpayers across the state and help ease our burden.


Over the coming days, we will review the details of the budget and issue additional comments on the key components that will help unlock New York’s potential.  We look forward to working with the governor and legislators throughout the session to building on last year’s successes.”