For Immediate Release - 1/05/2022
Statements From NYSAC And NYSCEA Presidents On 2022 State Of The State Address
Statement from NYSAC President Marte Sauerbrey in Response to Governor Kathy Hochul's 2022 State of the State Address
“Today Governor Kathy Hochul laid out a wide ranging agenda to move New York forward and tackle the immense challenges that our state faces as it confronts a stubborn pandemic and unsettled economy. Counties welcome the new spirit of cooperation that the Governor brings to this moment and we look forward to working with her in the legislative session to advance our shared goals of ending the pandemic, strengthening our public health care system, developing our workforce to meet the needs of the modern economy, supporting local businesses and reversing our recent population decline. As has been proven over and over throughout this extraordinary period of history: while state leaders make laws and policies, its often up to counties to get it done. In the coming week's we'll be working with the Governor and the legislature to ensure that counties have the resources and flexibility we need to build a better New York State.”
Statement from the Hon. Marcus Molinaro, president of the NYS County Executives Association and Dutchess County Executive
"After two years of battling a global pandemic and responding to the economic, political, and social turmoil that came with it, our state of the state is in need of repair. As county leaders, we look forward to forging a renewed partnership with the state to address the healthcare needs of our residents, strengthen our local businesses, invest in our infrastructure, protect our environment, and restore the integrity of government. New Yorkers are resilient. We can and we will rise above the challenges we face, and working together with mutual respect, we can rebuild our economies, reinforce the ties that unite us and renew the promise of New York State for future generations."
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