BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Governor Andrew Cuomo was was at UB South Campus Tuesday, to talk about the state budget, that passed the State Assembly last week. Specifically, Governor Cuomo spoke about how the budget impacts western New Yorkers.
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The governor talked about tax cuts, raising the minimum wage, putting aside politics for the good of the people and passing his third straight on-time budget. Cuomo called it, an Albany hat trick.
The budget did have its opponents, including local Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin. They said the budget cut spending for those with developmental disabilities, and Corwin said the budget was bad for business.
The governor says the budget is all about business, and cutting loopholes without new taxes, and helping to create new businesses.
Cuomo said, "We want you to invest with us. We're reducing taxes, so stay with us. That's what we do in this budget. We bring down small business tax. We bring down manufacturing taxes on business. 29,000 business in western New York will get a tax break in this budget, as a signal ‘stay here, stay with us, we're reducing the barriers.'"
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