Corwin is the Republican nominee for the 26th Congressional District, a seat opened by the resignation last month of Republican Christopher Lee. Corwin is running as a fiscal conservative in a district that stretches from Erie to Monroe counties in western New York.
The budget bills passed overwhelmingly in the Democratic-led Assembly, but Corwin was among 17 lawmakers — mainly fellow Republicans — to vote against the health and mental hygiene portions of the budget. She was one of only five lawmakers to vote against the education budget, which cut aid to schools by $1.2 billion. She also voted against the aid to localities bill, the state operations bill and the legislature and judiciary bill, which passed 113-36.
Democrats hold a 99-51 seat majority in the Assembly. There was no immediate comment this afternoon from Corwin’s office on her votes.
Assemblywoman Inez Barron, D-Brooklyn, appears to the only Democrat who consistently voted against most of the budget bills. On the Senate side, Democratic Sens. Ruben Diaz Sr. and Tom Duane, of the Bronx and Manhattan, respectively, voted against every budget bill — although some of their Democratic colleagues joined in on various bills.
Here’s the roll call on the last two days of budget bills in the Assembly.
Updated: Here’s a statement from Corwin explaining her vote.
“I was elected by the hardworking taxpayers of the 142nd Assembly District to fight against wasteful spending and support policies that facilitate job growth. As a result, in those aspects of the budget agreement that promoted job growth, I was supportive. Conversely, I opposed instances where taxpayers were not getting value. The bottom line is that while there were certain aspects of the budget that were beneficial to taxpayers, there were other elements that represented business as usual.”