Auburn’s Democratic mayor has praise for Governor Cuomo’s commitment to clean water in Upstate lakes, while a Republican State Senator and Assemblyman both pan the Governor’s spending plan. Reaction to Cuomo’s budget address mostly went along party lines.
Mayor Michael Quill released a statement saying the proposed $65 Million to combat harmful algal blooms will ensure access to clean and safe drinking water. Senator Jim Seward says spending caps and a permanent tax caps are good first steps.
GOP Assemblyman Bob Oaks says Cuomo only talked about raising taxes and not providing mandate relief to counties and local municipalities.