NEW YORK, NY (04/03/2017) (readMedia)-- In response to news reports that the New York State budget will be delayed, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, released the following statement:
"New Yorkers deserve to know why their elected representatives have given themselves an extension on their homework. We need open leaders meetings where people can understand the negotiation process that's holding up their $150 billion budget. May 31st is too long to wait around in the dark for an explanation of how our tax dollars will be spent, and wonder what will happen to the many other issues on the agenda for the remainder of the Legislative session. We need a public process."