Barclay: Late state budget embarrassing

Statement from Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay

“The people of New York expect and deserve an on-time budget. It’s a simple, straightforward requirement of state government. Unfortunately, Gov. Hochul and her Democrat colleagues in the Legislature have proven they are unable to meet that very basic expectation, and as a result the multi-billion dollar spending plan that impacts every facet of operations in New York is in limbo. Another year of Democrats’ dysfunction has resulted in little more than needless gridlock. Leaving Albany on March 31 without an agreement is embarrassing.”