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Krueger Sees Good News For Seniors in Cuomo's Budget
January 20th, 2012

Despite the cutbacks and trimming contained in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget there are areas where some folks are finding happy surprises. Sen. Liz Krueger is particularly pleased that the Governor’s budget maintains Title XX funding for senior centers at its current level and leaves other funding for senior programs untouched.

“Massive proposals cutting support for New York’s senior centers have become a grim tradition of the budget process in recent years. I applaud Gov. Cuomo for changing that this week. While I am still evaluating the full executive budget proposal, I am thrilled to see Gov. Cuomo’s plan maintains Title XX funding for senior centers at its current level and preserves a number of other important senior assistance programs,” said Krueger

“Despite the difficult economy, we cannot balance New York’s budget on the backs of the most vulnerable among us. Senior centers are a vital support for the older adults in our communities, and I applaud Gov. Cuomo’s action on this. Hopefully this marks the end of an ugly, annual tradition of threatening support for seniors.”

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