posted on January 22, 2013 15:38
Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his 2014 budget today – a $136 billion plan that would close a $1.3 billion deficit.
Cuomo pledged no tax or fee increases and regarding education, announced $45 million devoted to full-day pre-kindergarten and longer school days and/or years for children.
As the governor listed off financial commitments for the state, he made sure to poke fun at the Bills.
“The Buffalo Bills are staying in New York, that’s the good news,” the governor said followed by applause. “We made an arrangement with them and pursuant to that arrangement we are going to contribute to renovating the stadium, an annual support for the operation that’s about $60 billion. And all I can say is for $60 billion the Bills better win this year, my friends. Talk about performance funding.”
Cuomo also discussed rebuilding standards for areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy as well as restoring damaged natural areas.