New York State's county governments are disappointed that rather than fulfilling the Governor's promise to usher in a new era of responsible state government that makes New York more affordable, the enacted budget engages in old Albany budget gimmicks that literally pass the buck onto local taxpayers.
This week, more than 50 county leaders from across New York State sent an unprecedented bi-partisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, to help protect New York renters, homeowners, and businesses from looming property tax increases.
The state's plan to shift $625 million in new Medicaid costs onto local taxpayers would place New York's counties and the City of New York on track to contribute a record $12 billion to state coffers next fiscal year.
County leaders today are calling on their state representatives in the Senate and Assembly to adopt one house budgets that reject Governor Kathy Hochul's proposal to shift $625 million in new costs to counties for the State's Medicaid program.
The county leaders who represent New York's local property taxpayers unanimously adopted aresolution during their annual Legislative Conference calling on Governor Hochul to continue sharing federal eFMAP funding