"I am pleased that the governor and the Legislature have reached agreement on the conceptual framework of a budget that maintains the Assembly Majority's longstanding commitments while making critical investments in the future of our state.
"This agreement encompasses the budget as well as the Assembly Majority's top priority, raising the minimum wage. Equally important, we ensure the care and wellbeing of our vulnerable populations, stimulate job creation, and safeguard a sound education for our children.
"I commend Gov. Cuomo and my colleagues in the Assembly and Senate for their hard work and leadership. I also offer my sincere thanks to the chair of the Assembly ways and means committee, Herman D. Farrell Jr., for helping us achieve another successful budget agreement."