Monday, March 3, 2008

My Appearance on Capital News 9 To Talk Budget Issues

Last night, I appeared live on Capital News 9 to discuss the state budget and this weekend’s revenue consensus among state leaders. The fact that we have been able to work together and reach a bi-partisan consensus on state revenue marks a significant step forward. It’s turning a page on the type of bitter, partisan acrimony that, quite frankly, New Yorkers are sick and tired of. Here’s an excerpt from the Capital News 9 story:

www.capitalnews9.comLow budget numbers could have an upsideUpdated: 03/03/2008 08:12 AMBy: Web Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco said that although there may be less money, a challenging budget could benefit New Yorkers in the long run.

"But that may give us the opportunity for once as a legislature and with the executive to stand up and make those tough decisions which can be a standard for future budgets and that is we can't create a perfect world, we can't say yes to every group, but we can have a better quality of life here if we stick to funding those priorities of the people we represent," Tedisco said.

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