This Week in Albany

Week ending October 25, 2019

State Agency Budgets to Remain Flat Once Again

In a letter to state agency heads this week, State Budget Director Robert Mujica directed State agencies to once again hold their budgets to zero percent growth for State Fiscal Year 2020-21. School aid, Medicaid, and federal funds are exempted from this cap, while state agency budgets have been held flat for years.

The 2020-21 state budget will be Governor Cuomo’s 10th budget as Governor. He is expected to release his proposal in January.

2019 Legislative Summary

At this week’s Annual Delegates Meeting, the Legislative & Political Action Department distributed copies of our 2019 legislative summary.

You can view an electronic version of “This Year in Albany – 2019” here.

Election Spotlight – Dutchess County

Office: County Executive
Municipality: Dutchess County
# of CSEA Members: 5,626

CSEA has endorsed Marc Molinaro for Dutchess County Executive. Marc has worked with CSEA throughout his two terms as County Executive by maintaining an opening door policy and respecting the services our county employees provide. Marc negotiated a four-year contract, with wage and longevity increases that was overwhelmingly approved by the CSEA workforce. He has always been a strong advocate for increases in local aid to support programs and services that impact the quality of life for Dutchess County residents. We need allies like Marc leading Dutchess County forward, and to do that, Marc is going to need your support on Election Day!

To join other CSEA volunteers helping with his campaign, contact Region 3 Political Coordinator Chris Ludlow at (845) 831-1000.

Don’t forget that early voting starts tomorrow (Saturday, October 26). For a list of all CSEA endorsed candidates and information on early voting, visit cseany.org/vote.