Suburban Democrats in New York State scored a major victory with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recently proposed budget. The plan includes several changes that will benefit suburban communities, such as an increase in school aid for districts across the state and additional funding for infrastructure projects to improve roads and bridges.
The governor also allocated funds to help reduce property taxes by providing tax credits of up to $500 per family, which would be especially beneficial for those living in more expensive areas like Long Island or Westchester County. Additionally, she included measures to make college tuition more affordable by increasing financial assistance programs and freezing tuition rates at public universities throughout the state.
These changes are expected to have a positive impact on many families who live outside of city centers but still struggle financially due to the high costs of living associated with suburban life. Suburban Democrats praised Gov. Hochul’s decision as it will provide much-needed relief during these difficult times while simultaneously helping local economies recover from the pandemic-induced recession faster than anticipated before her budget was announced earlier this week.