2013-14 NYS budget: Statement by Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelosby jmaloni
"I am pleased that we have reached agreement on a responsible budget that includes the longtime Senate Republican priorities to create new jobs and cut taxes for hardworking, middle-class families. As part of this budget, we will provide a $350 family tax relief check to families with children, offer incentives to help small businesses create new jobs, and eliminate the energy tax surcharge over the next three years, all initiatives highlighted by the Senate Republican conference throughout the budget process.
"In the coming days, we will complete passage of the earliest state budget in 30 years, our third consecutive early budget. I thank the governor for his leadership, and commend our Senate finance committee Chair Sen. John DeFrancisco, my coalition Co-Leader Sen. Jeff Klein, the Assembly leadership and all of my colleagues for their hard work."