(WHITE PLAINS, NY) Early Friday morning the New York State Legislature passed its 6th consecutive on-time budget that raised the minimum wage, created a paid family leave program, expanded education funding and cut income taxes again for middle class New Yorkers.  Westchester County Board of Legislators Majority Leader Catherine Borgia released the following statement.

“This state budget does several things that will go a long way towards helping families in Westchester grow and thrive.  As the highest taxed county in the nation, our taxpayers have already seen a diminished level of services as a result of the County Executive’s mismanagement of the County budget.  Raising the minimum wage, creating a paid family leave program, increasing education funding and most importantly, cutting taxes are a perfect formula to help so many taxpayers in Westchester.  I applaud Governor Cuomo and our state delegation for their successful advocacy during the budget process.”