Comptroller DiNapoli Statement on Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address
As I've pointed out for years, New York is facing great budget and fiscal challenges. Bad times call for bold action, and I welcome Governor Cuomo's forceful leadership.
The old way of doing business has to become just that; it's time for a new direction. The state is facing a budget deficit of up to $10.5 billion. The state has to end irresponsible fiscal gimmicks and overspending. New Yorkers have been tightening their belts and adjusting to the economic realities we all face. New York's government has to do the same.
We must move forward with confidence. Governor Cuomo has shown New York he has the will and the leadership to get the state's fiscal house in order and bring economic prosperity and jobs back to New York. I look forward to working with the Governor to achieve those goals.