Governor Cuomo pays visit to Rochester to discuss state budget

Updated: 04/10/2014 5:30 PM
Created: 04/10/2014 5:33 AM WHEC.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped in Rochester on Thursday to discuss the recently passed state budget.

He appeared at the Rochester General Health Systems facility in Irondequoit to talk about the nearly $140 billion state budget and his push for lower property taxes.

"Property taxes are part local government and part schools. Yes, we want the best for our kid's education, but we also have to remember that we pay for it in taxes, and taxes are climbing through the roof. Right now we have the highest taxes in the nation," said Cuomo.

The Governor's spending plan includes $1.5 billion in tax relief for homeowners, as long as their local government consolidates services. The plan also calls for a statewide universal pre-kindergarten program and bars standardized testing in early grades.

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