April 8, 2022
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today issued the following statement after New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a budget deal with state lawmakers:
“The details of the budget deal are still emerging, but it is clear many of my top priorities and key elements of my ‘People’s Plan for New York’ will be included. This means millions will go directly into the pockets of working-class New Yorkers through an enhanced Earned Income Tax Credit, there will be historic funding for families to pay for childcare, and tax incentives to create thousands of new childcare seats. These investments will make a meaningful difference for the people in our city who need it the most.
“While I commend the Legislature and the governor for making some progress on public safety, it is also evident that a good deal more work will be needed on this issue, as well as on mayoral accountability, housing, and other city priorities in the ongoing legislative session, which is only half over. We will review the budget fully and continue to advocate on behalf of nearly onemillion students who are still suffering from the disruption of the pandemic, the thousands of New Yorkers who lack access to affordable and stable housing, and the countless everyday New Yorkers who want and deserve to live in a safer city.”