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Assemblyman Gabryszak: Bipartisan Budget Agreement Projected to be Early

Assemblyman Gabryszak: Bipartisan Budget Agreement Projected to be Early

Joint Legislative Conference Committees are close to passing an on time budget and closing the $10 billion budget deficit 
 
“Yesterday, the Assembly, Senate, and Governor drafted the frame work for the state budget, which is projected to enable it’s on time passage.
 
 “This year, many difficult decisions were made to help close a $10 billion budget gap. We were able to work along with the governor to lessen the economic burden on New York’s working families. In an effort to alleviate hardships, funds have been allocated for economic development; a key component in creating quality jobs in Western New York as well as across the state. In addition, the legislature made needed restorations to proposed cuts in school districts and EPIC.
 
“I have maintained that it is the responsibility of legislators to deliver an on-time budget; the residents of this state deserve it.

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Congressman Hopes Review Provides Controllers Needed Support and Passengers Peace of Mind

In a letter to the U.S.

Fire Service Leaders Discuss Legislative Topics at E.C. Fire Training Academy

Legislative Outreach Meeting Conducted by Firemen's Association of the State of NY and Erie County Volunteer Firemen’s Association to be held on Saturday, March 19th at 9 AM

Gabryszak: Assembly Budget Restores Funding to Vital Senior and Youth Programs

Gabryszak: Assembly Budget Restores Funding to Vital Senior and Youth Programs

As the state moves toward closing the $10 billion budget shortfall, I helped pass an Assembly budget plan that clears the deficit, addresses critical budget issues and restores essential funding for programs that assist our elderly and young adult communities during this economic downturn.

 

Assemblyman Gabryszak Meets With Buffalo-Niagara Partnership in Albany

Assemblyman Gabryszak Meets With Buffalo-Niagara Partnership in Albany

 Assemblyman Gabryszak meets with Buffalo-Niagara Partnership in Albany 

 Last night, Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak (D, I, C, WF –Cheektowaga) met with the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership, business and community leaders, as well as other elected official, where Unshackle Upstate Director, Brian Sampson, presented an analysis of the 2011-2012 NYS Budget.

 “We need to grow, promote, and advocate for local businesses in our region,” said Assemblyman Gabryszak.  “This is a main focus of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and I think the Western New York Delegation can work together with their organization to help with our regions economic growth.” 

The Partnership was enthusiastic about Recharge NY, Economic Development Initiatives, the Excelsior Program, and a 2 percent cap on property taxes that will benefit Upstate significantly.

Assemblyman Gabryszak Calls For Accountability With Sunshine Week

Assemblyman Gabryszak Calls For  Accountability With Sunshine Week

Assemblyman Gabryszak calls for increasing accountability with Sunshine Week

Today, the New York State Assembly passed a package of bills in recognition of “Sunshine Week”, which take necessary steps toward increasing accountability, transparency and openness in government. 

“I’m very pleased that the Assembly passed this legislation,” said Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (D, I, C, WF –Cheektowaga).

Gabryszak: Law-Breaking Public Employees Shouldn't Receive Pensions, Benefits

Gabryszak: Law-Breaking Public Employees Shouldn't Receive Pensions, Benefits

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) recently sponsored legislation (Bill No. A03773) that calls for the forfeiture of pension and retirement rights of public employees who commit serious crimes.

This legislation is an attempt to amend the social security law by adding a new article entitled the Forfeiture for Public Misconduct Act.

“Illegal behavior shouldn’t be tolerated; breaking the law is a violation of public trust,” Assemblyman Gabryszak said. “If a public employee commits a crime, it isn’t fair for law abiding tax payers to have pay for them. Pensions and benefits are not an entitlement, they are a privilege.”

“Just because someone makes the law, it does not mean they’re above it,” said Assemblyman Gabryszak.  “This legislation will serve as a watchdog for New York State taxpayers and a warning for public employees. An elected official or public employee should serve with the trust of the taxpayer.”