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Statement from New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar on New York State Budget
Brooklyn, NY – “Kathy Hochul’s monstrosity of a budget will ensure that New York remains the highest taxed state in the union. By using one-shot federal revenues to fund growth in state operations, New Yorkers will be perennially on the hook for the Democrat’s exorbitant spending, which will now exceed $220 billion — about the size of Florida’s and Texas’s combined budgets, states with greater populations than New York.
“The Governor also failed to achieve real changes to the ill-advised bail reform laws that have spurred a statewide crime wave. Judges must be able to consider potential criminality at sentencing. Anything less than is worthless window dressing.
“Governor Hochul pretended to be a moderate. This budget proves she is anything but. New Yorkers needed tax relief and got a Titanic budget boondoggle instead. Thankfully it’s an election year.”