Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed state budget
ALBANY, NY (02/01/2011)(readMedia)-- "There is nothing fair nor shared in the proposed state budget.
Slashing aid to our communities, to our hospitals and nursing homes, to our schools and disproportionate cuts in state operations does not represent any new direction. It will mean fewer people on the job maintaining our roads, fewer people keeping our water clean, fewer people making our neighborhoods safer, fewer people providing care to our most vulnerable citizens, fewer people driving our children to school and helping New Yorkers lead healthier lives.
CSEA has repeatedly said that we are prepared to do our part and work with the administration for a better New York.
We are not willing to see the necessary services that CSEA members provide to people in every community in the state used as a bargaining chip to maintain tax breaks for millionaires."