In Albany, Bloomberg Declares His Support for Cuomo’s Budget

Testifying before the State Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee and the State Senate’s Finance Committee, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared his “strong

Testifying before the State Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee and the State Senate’s Finance Committee, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared his “strong support” for many elements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget and presented very few criticisms.

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According to his prepared remarks, Mayor Bloomberg began his testimony by praising Governor Cuomo’s “far-ranging and ambitious” agenda. While endorsing the Governor’s call for a new tier in the state’s pension system and his push for teacher evaluations, Mayor Bloomberg also spent some time on an issue that’s received less press coverage so far: changes to the juvenile justice system.

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In Albany, Bloomberg Declares His Support for Cuomo’s Budget