White Plains, NY — Westchester County Executive candidate Rob Astorino today called upon New York State senators serving Westchester County to vote “No!” on the proposed state budget announced by Governor Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday.
The budget is expected to be passed in a party line vote in the State Senate, meaning a single Democratic senator can bring the widely criticized budget back to the drawing board.
“This budget deal is a disaster for Westchester residents,” Mr. Astorino said, “Westchester families already are paying the highest taxes in America, and the tax hikes in this budget are going to be the last straw for a lot of families. Tax revenues are falling across the state and still the Legislature is spending more. It is unconscionable in this economy. I call upon our Westchester state senators to be courageous tomorrow and vote ‘no’.”
The $131 billion budget, which hikes spending by more than $10 billion, is expected to be voted on upon tonight or tomorrow.