MALONEY APPLAUDS FORWARD-THINKING STATE BUDGET WITH GROUNDBREAKING POLICIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES IN NEW YORK STATE
New York—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement about the recently passed New York State budget:
“With this budget, New York State is ahead of the curve, prioritizing the needs of the family and recognizing the increasing costs of living in this state. I hope that the example New York is setting will open the flood gates for improved paid family leave policies and living wages across the country. I applaud the bold stance Governor Cuomo took in ensuring that New York State will continue to be a leader by providing paid family leave and a $15 minimum wage, which are so important to working families. It is a sign of the Governor’s commitment to improving the lives of all New Yorkers.
“This year’s budget is an enormous boon for families across the state. Now, no one will have to choose between doing what is right for his or her family and making sure the bills get paid at the end of the month, and making ends meet will be significantly less of a struggle. New York has long set an example for the rest of the country, and I am proud that we are continuing to do so. ”