Both upstate NY Assembly members (Byrnes and Hawley) took strong stands against the budget recently passed by the New York State legislature.
“Upstate New Yorkers are familiar with how downstaters think at this point,” Assemblyman Hawley (RC, I- Batavia) said, “this budget was filled to the brim with bad policy and further restrictions on the liberties of New Yorkers.”
Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) expressed similar disdain with the rushed process of the budget, as well as its contents. “The 2020-21 State Budget failed to focus on real needs in this time of crisis,” she said.
“ I voted no on every single budget bill,” Hawley continued. “Throughout this budget debating process, I pushed back against more unconstitutional gun control. While I fought to support small businesses during this healthcare crisis, they decided to spend $100 million in taxpayer dollars on funding political campaigns,” he said.
“Our people are suffering and will continue to suffer after the pandemic is resolved because of the bills signed into law,” Byrnes concluded.