Poloncarz Statement on NYS 2016-17 Budget Agreement

Modified: April 1, 2016 4:03pm

Latest News

  • New pilot program will be first of its kind in NYS outside New York City

     

    Area restaurants will be added to senior dining program; allows participating seniors to choose a venue and meal each day

    October 17, 2018 1:51pm
  • Dual Port station at Chestnut Ridge will provide free electric car charging

    October 16, 2018 3:10pm
  • Plan is intended to establish a framework for preservation, enhancement of existing system

     

    Public comment period follows stakeholder meetings at county parks, Parks User Survey  

    October 16, 2018 9:32am
  • Balanced 2019 proposal includes property tax rate cut of 2%, largest decrease in over a decade

     

    Enhances public health, senior protections; preserves and strengthens the People’s Mandates  

     

    Funding for SUNY Erie, libraries, arts & cultural groups, public art would increase; proposal also includes $32 million for road & bridge investments, $3.2 million for capital improvements in Parks

    October 12, 2018 12:45pm
  • Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

     

    Funding to be used to support existing Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force projects,

     implement Probation Opioid Response Initiative, Opioid Overdose Review Board

     

    October 9, 2018 3:42pm

For press releases from other years, please click on one of the following links:

Date: 
4/1/16

Erie County seal

Erie County Executive Praises Inclusion of Needed Infrastructure Funding

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement regarding the 2016-17 New York State Budget agreement reached yesterday in Albany. Among other items, the agreement includes a raise in the minimum wage, increased school aid funding and over $55 billion in transportation investments statewide. Approximately half of that amount will be used for NYS Department of Transportation and NYS Thruway projects, with the remainder designated for MTA work.

Poloncarz statement: “This Budget agreement puts a special focus on working New Yorkers and provides wisely allocated resources to help them succeed. The proposal to provide $27 billion for infrastructure work around the state is welcome news, as many municipalities were concerned about statewide parity in infrastructure funding. It is encouraging to note that this funding will also include monies to create the Extreme Weather Infrastructure Hardening Program to build resiliency on roadways that are susceptible to harsh weather events, something we are used to in Erie County. Additionally, the agreement provides a needed boost in the minimum wage, and as we’ve seen in the past such increases help hard-working men and women better provide for their families without detrimentally impacting the economy. This is the perfect time to pass such an increase, and I commend Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Leaders Klein and Flanagan for their efforts to craft a budget that makes prudent investments for all New York residents.”