NYS Budget


Rus Thompson
TEA New York

The first thing to remember here is that Dean Skelos was one of the 3 men in the room. The republicans in the senate wrote and passed this budget and now they all fall over themselves patting themselves on the back for a job well done. How many republican senators have repeal bills written? How many have stated they will not vote for money to enact the safe act? Now we know what they say and how they act is pure unadulterated pandering. See below for the recent findings in the budget that was just passed once again with a message of necessity attached to it so Cuomo can boast of another on time budget. In reality it was done to hide all this funding for the safe act. We have only just begun digging thru the budget.

The Budget Bills include 3 sources of funding for enforcement of the SAFE Act:

(1)  State Operations Budget Bill: $3.2 million for State Police, Technical Police Services Program (page 641 of Assembly Bill);

(2)  State Operations Budget Bill: 14 new staff for SAFE Act enforcement in the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), roughly $2.8 million (# of employees was provided verbally by a Division of Budget staffer to Assembly Minority Ways & Means staff during a budget briefing; funding is integrated into overall DCJS personnel authorization without a separate line for these personnel);

(3)  Capital Projects Budget Bill: $24 million re-appropriation for the Office of Information Technology Services, for database development (rollover from original 2013 Budget appropriation of $32 million, net of $8 million which has been spent).

Although we have heard claims that some amounts were reduced from the Governor’s proposed budget, there is no evidence of that.  In other words, the Governor received full funding for SAFE Act enforcement for 2015-2016.

Why are they doing this? Because they can, Cuomo was just reelected, he has 4 more years in office. Only 3.6 million voted in a year that should have shown record turn out, the 2nd Amendment was on the line, instead of voting gun owners went hunting thinking others will do the voting for them. How sad, how very sad.
I Want My Legacy To Be That They Know That They Screwed With The Wrong Guy — Andrew Breitbart

2 Timothy 3:1-4 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.”


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