August 19, 2008
ACTION ALERT: TELL ALBANY TO HALT DESTRUCTIVE HIV/AIDS CUTS!
Paterson should hear from you!
Today in Albany, the legislature will be voting on a budget modification package that includes destructive cuts to HIV/AIDS programs and services and a slew of additional cuts to other vital health and human services programs here in New York State. For a full breakdown, click here.
Governor David Paterson has proposed these cuts, and the leadership—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos—will be working with their membership to decide which cuts to approve and which to take off the table.
The Governor's $600 million dollar budget reduction proposal includes several options:
Reducing local assistance general fund spending by six percent This is on top of the recent two percent cuts to New York State and New York City AIDS programs. This is out-and out destruction to the AIDS Institute's programs...