“Governor Cuomo’s third on-time budget is continuing to move New York State forward in a way that supports all New Yorkers. I want to thank the Governor, Speaker Silver and Senators Skelos and Klein for their leadership. With measures that create good, new jobs for our middle class, and a much-needed increase to the minimum wage, this budget addresses the needs of our families in New York City. The budget agreement also recognizes the importance of providing a sound basic education to New York City’s schoolchildren. This budget proves yet again that all New Yorkers have an ally in Governor
Cuomo and I applaud him and the state legislature for making education reform a priority.”