Local pols and Rye residents State Senator George Latimer and State Assemblyman Steve Otis are holding a forum Tuesday to talk about the 2016-2017 State budget. Can't make the meeting and have a thought you want to share? Post a comment right here on MyRye.com…
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the Port Chester Senior Center, 222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester, from 4-8 p.m.
“The next step in passing a state budget is analysis and review by the state legislature, and I want to make sure that we hear what our constituents want and need,” Senator Latimer said.
No RSVP is required – The public is invited to speak, will be heard on a first come basis. Written testimony can be provided at the hearing, or in advance to Senator Latimer or Assemblyman Otis by e-mail to email@example.com or OtisS@assembly.state.ny.us.
Remarks are limited to 4 minutes of presentation per person.
Assemblyman Otis added that, "This forum is yet another opportunity for us to hear directly from Westchester residents and organizations about the issues they care most about in the state budget. The more we know about your concerns and priorities the more effectively we can advocate on your behalf in the budget process."
Proposed last month by the Governor, The "Executive Budget” is the first step in adopting a spending plan for New York’s next fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The Governor’s proposal would provide $145 billion in funds to fund state programs and services. The largest areas included in the spending plan are education, public protection, and health care, including Medicaid.