FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2013
Supervisor Kaiman Lauds Gov. Cuomo & Lawmakers on State Budget
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North Hempstead, NY– Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman today praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and state lawmakers on working together to craft an agreement on a 2013-2014 state budget, that is on track to pass before the April 1st deadline for the third straight year.
“I commend the Governor and Legislative leaders on reaching an agreement on a budget that will provide much needed mandate relief to local communities,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “In addition, the tax cuts for middle class families and small businesses will help the economies of towns like ours recover after Hurricane Sandy.”
He also applauded the Governor and lawmakers for new projects across the state that create green jobs and protect New York’s clean, pristine environment. According to Supervisor Kaiman, "A rising tide lifts all ships and these projects have a positive impact on all of us." Programs such as these are prevalent in the Town of North Hempstead, and have had been exceedingly successful in protecting the environment and the residents.
Other significant initiatives included in the plan that would benefit North Hempstead residents include a $121 million increase in education aid from New York State for Long Island, which is a five percent increase on average as compared to a year ago. In addition, there is a Pension Stabilization Program that provides pension relief to local governments, thus creating further relief for taxpayers.