October 16, 2017. Last week, a group of advocates and community organizers spoke out against the passage of the Republican House Budget Resolution in front of Congresswomen Claudia Tenney’s office in New Harford. Congresswoman Tenney voted in support of the Republican House Budget Resolution, which aims to slash government safety-net programs like Medicaid and SNAP. With cuts to entitlements in excess of over $1 trillion over a ten year period, it is likely that New York will face large holes in the state budget. Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, attended and spoke at the event.
“That is going to start blowing potential holes in our state budget,” said Ron Deutsch with the progressive-leaning think tank Fiscal Policy Institute in Albany. “That’s going to be really problematic for our state budget, which we already have a budget gap this year, so we’re going to have an even bigger problem filling the holes from the federal government.”
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