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January 04, 2012

 


State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address


The Governor is appropriately focusing on the progress from last year to fix the state's financial troubles and restore New York to economic prosperity. Clearly, work remains, but the Governor has proposed measures to move us forward.

Our economy remains fragile and our fiscal future precarious. We must be extra vigilant in monitoring our financial position so we stay on course. We must not return to the fiscal gimmicks of the past. We must rise to meet our ongoing challenge of aligning spending with revenues. The Governor's call to keep our finances in order, invest in infrastructure and help local communities weather this fiscal crisis reflect the difficult economic realities we face.

Last year, we saw what bi-partisan cooperation can achieve. In 2012, it is critical that we continue to work together to achieve needed results for New York. I look forward to working with the Governor and seeing the details of his specific proposals when he releases his 2012-2013 budget.


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