“Governor Cuomo put forth dozens of proposals to tackle big and small issues. His ambitious proposals hit on some important issues that we can address here in New York, in contrast to the gridlock we are witnessing in Washington.
“The focus now turns to how the state will pay for these proposals and the Executive budget will be released soon. There are tough decisions to be made to balance the budget while addressing the growing costs and cracks in the Medicaid program. We mustn’t push these challenges off to future years. We need long-term solutions.”