Senate GOP: Assembly Gave Up on Budget

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  Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, is accusing Democrats in his chamber and the Assembly of waving the white flag and giving up on budget negotations, instead of working around the clock to complete a budget before the new budget year starts tomorrow.

   “Their failure to get a budget done on time, and worse, to not even try, is inexcusable,” Skelos said in a statement. “Instead of treating New Yorkers like April fools as the Democrats are doing, we owe it to every one of our constituents to work at getting a budget in place as soon as possible. ”

   Skelos said there have been no negotiations, meetings or public discussion on the budget since the General Budget Conference Committee met last Friday night. He called that meeing “a farce that accomplished nothing.”

   “While I respect everyone’s right to observe religious holidays, we should have been doing everything possible to get a budget in place before the deadline. Instead, the Democrats punted and ran,” Skelos said.

  Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, is accusing Democrats in his chamber and the Assembly of waving the white flag and giving up on budget negotations, instead of working around the clock to complete a budget before the new budget year starts tomorrow.

   “Their failure to get a budget done on time, and worse, to not even try, is inexcusable,” Skelos said in a statement. “Instead of treating New Yorkers like April fools as the Democrats are doing, we owe it to every one of our constituents to work at getting a budget in place as soon as possible. ”

   Skelos said there have been no negotiations, meetings or public discussion on the budget since the General Budget Conference Committee met last Friday night. He called that meeing “a farce that accomplished nothing.”

   “While I respect everyone’s right to observe religious holidays, we should have been doing everything possible to get a budget in place before the deadline. Instead, the Democrats punted and ran,” Skelos said.

   Austin Shafran, a spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson, D-Brooklyn, said Democrats refute Skelos’ claims.

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  1. Dean Skelos is an endless bag of hot air. He is incapable of doing anything but complain and say “No.” I recall when he was in the majority there were a lot fewer press releases about late budgets. So save your rhetoric for some mindless slug.