Erie County Legislature Reacts to Cuomo's Buffalo Plan

January 25, 2012 Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM EDT

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Erie County Legislature Reacts to Cuomo's Buffalo Plan

January 25, 2012 Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM EDT

(WKBW release) Erie County Legislature Chairperson Betty Jean Grant on Wednesday issued a statement on the budget message delivered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Buffalo.

The statement reads:

“I am very pleased that Governor Cuomo is placing a great emphasis on Buffalo and Western New York in his budget message and his actions,” Erie County Legislature Chairperson Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) said. “We are pleased that the governor believes that the second-largest city in New York State should receive some deserved attention to go forward in the 21st Century, turning the page to a new chapter of success, prosperity and achievement.”
 
“It is especially uplifting that Governor Cuomo is seeking reforms as well as increased funding in public education. Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a quality, affordable education,” Chairperson Grant continued. “Increasing this opportunity, as well as improving the accountability of teachers and administrators, are key avenues to helping our students become intelligent, achieving citizens.”
 
“His $1 billion commitment in economic development is not only a great opportunity to Buffalo and Erie County, it shows that he is committed to Buffalo’s economic health,” Legislator Grant concluded. “The members of the Erie County Legislature and I are excited to be working with Governor Cuomo as partners in creating a better today and tomorrow for Erie County, and look forward to better times and great accomplishments.”