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Governor Cuomo: Attacks on New York cost state $21.2 billion every year

Staff Writer | October 4, 2017
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined four major federal cuts, totaling more than $21.2 billion annually, are part of policies targeted to directly hurt New York State.
Andrew M. Cuomo
Empire State   The cuts to New York State
They are devastating state and local governments, straining public and not-for-profit hospitals, and jeopardizing quality healthcare for more than 3 million New Yorkers.

Moreover, the cuts to New York State are disproportionate to the rest of the country - even as New York is the number one state contributor to the federal government, sending $48 billion more to Washington each year than is returned.

Given the devastating impact of the federal government's reckless policies, Governor Cuomo mobilized a coalition to work with New York's Congressional Delegation to fight back and stop the cuts.

"These devastating federal cuts are a dagger in the heart to New York State, attacking needy healthcare patients, stripping away healthcare from children, forcing cuts on stressed hospitals and local governments and ultimately raising taxes on New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said.

"We will not stand idly by while the federal government targets middle and working class New Yorkers - we must speak up now, mobilize to stop these devastating cuts and stand up for our New York values."