Rochester, New York – January 17, 2012. In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State Budget proposal, Ted O’Brien, Democratic Leader of the Monroe County Legislature, offered the following remarks:
“I am very pleased with the Governor’s proposed budget. The proposed takeover of certain Medicaid expenses will go a long way towards providing real property tax relief not only in Monroe County but across our State. The Governor’s proposal to increase State aid for early intervention programs will also help provide much needed relief.
“This is a very exciting time for New Yorkers, especially those of us in Monroe County. As the County Executive has repeatedly stated, we need mandate relief in order to reduce our local property tax burden. With the proposals announced today, we certainly hope that we will see a reduction in County property taxes over the next several budget cycles.”