Statement from Dutchess County Executive Sue Serino following Gov. Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

Statement from Dutchess County Executive Sue Serino

following Gov. Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

 

“In her State of the State address today, Governor Hochul echoed many of the same topics that I have been pushing while in public office, like the need to increase public safety and advocate for survivors and find ways to make our State more affordable to combat the out-migration.

 

I was especially heartened to hear the Governor’s plans to invest in mental health, including her commitment to expanding services for school-aged children whose lives were turned upside down during the pandemic, and I am eager to hear more about these proposals in her Executive Budget presentation next week.

 

I have heard from countless neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet and with New York facing a projected $4 billion budget deficit.  We need to think creatively to find ways to offer great services and resources while keeping spending in check.

 

I look forward to working collaboratively with the Governor so that we can deliver real results, without creating new cost burdens, for all the families and businesses who call Dutchess County and New York State home.”

Author: Harlem Valley News