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Amherst Chamber of Commerce Releases Statement on 2012-2013 Executive Budget
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Amherst Chamber of Commerce Releases Statement on 2012-2013 Executive Budget

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is greatly encouraged by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012-2013 budget proposal. Today’s plan is a positive second step following first year’s successful budget proposal and passage.

The Chamber is especially pleased by the governor’s inclusion of mandate relief measures for county costs on Medicaid. The organization today also announced its support of Senate Bill 5889 sponsored by Senators Gallivan and McDonald.

“The Senators’ efforts to freeze local contributions to Medicaid, followed by a gradual state assumption of all non-federal Medicaid costs, is applauded,” said Colleen DiPirro and Earl Wells, III, President of the Amherst Chamber and Chair of the Chamber’s Public Affairs Council, respectively. Continued DiPirro, “the Governor’s inclusion of this important cost saving measure in his 2012 – 2013 budget plan shows that he intends to continue a productive and prosperous relationship with the State’s Legislature. I am confident that the important items contained in the Executive Budget will be given their due diligence by both houses of the legislature.”

Regarding other aspects of the Executive Budget, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is particularly pleased by the blueprint for economic development contained within it. The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, of which DiPirro is a member, created a comprehensive strategic plan for development in this area. The governor’s continued commitment to funding projects and proposals throughout the State is a welcome addition to the State’s budget.

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