posted on March 30, 2012 16:18
New York State's 2012-13 budget passed ahead of schedule. The budget was finished two days early; the deadline was Sunday, April 1st.
The $132.5 billion budget increases spending by just under two percent. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the budget was more of a reform plan then a budget.
It includes a four percent increase in school aid, helps local government with Medicaid costs and offers pension reform.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer talks about what this budget means for Genesee County.
“We were able to drive a lot more money into our schools for the school districts in GeneseeCounty, a much higher percentage then anywhere in the State, we were able to direct a lot of infrastructure funding to the roads and bridges in GeneseeCounty. So over all we were able to accomplish a lot of things without spending more money then we have in previous years,” said Ranzenhofer.
Ranzenhofer said the fact that the senate was able to pass the budget early shows they’re working together to get things done in a timely manor.