Thursday, March 7, 2013

Legislators Vow to Block Cuomo Cuts

ALBANY — Legislators vowed Wednesday to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed $240 million cut in budget funding for programs serving the developmentally disabled.

"We can't allow the balancing of the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable populations in the state of New York," said Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland County), the chairman of the Mental Health and Development Disabilities Committee. "So we're here today to say, don't turn your back on us. We're going to keep fighting. We're going to be working together in the Senate and Assembly to make sure these cuts don't happen."

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