Brindisi reacts to Cuomo’s State of the State message

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica issued the following statement, reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State message, delivered Jan. 3 in Albany:

“The Governor outlined an ambitious agenda today in broad strokes, admitting that the state faces a very difficult year ahead with a looming $4 billion budget deficit, and $2 billion in federal budget cuts.  I look forward to learning more about the Governor’s proposals to fix the state’s broken education funding system, lower the middle-class tax rate, and go after the prescription drug distributors that turned a blind eye to the opioid crisis, among other things.  This will be a difficult budget year given the federal assault on New York State; however, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to tackle these challenges head-on and pass an on-time budget.”

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