powered by LeadingAge New York
  1. Home
  2. » Advocacy
  3. » Main
  4. » Advocacy and Public Policy News
  5. » Governor Hochul Releases 30-Day Executive Budget Amendments

Governor Hochul Releases 30-Day Executive Budget Amendments

On Feb. 15th, Governor Hochul released budget legislation containing 30-day amendments to the Executive Budget. The LeadingAge NY summary can be found here. The amendments go beyond the typical technical changes to include additional details and new proposals, some of which would negatively impact our members further.

The main takeaway is this: Governor Hochul is NOT addressing the care needs of older adults, our workforce, or our providers in the proposed budget. Instead, she proposes cuts, erasing the progress we made in last year’s budget and piling on to the 15 years of underfunding our sector and aging New Yorkers have already endured.

From now until March 8th, it is critical that members implement the advocacy tools provided by LeadingAge NY in last week’s issue of Legislative Bulletin. You will find digital advocacy letters, social media tools, and more. We need our collective membership and network of advocates to make as much noise as possible to capture and maintain the attention of legislators as they craft their one-house budget proposals, due in early March.