District Response to Governor Cuomo’s Veto of Funding Bill
We believe Governor Cuomo’s decision to veto a bill that would provide $100,000 in state building aid reimbursement to the Babylon district is an excessive response to what is fundamentally a clerical error. The special legislation had been approved by the state Assembly and Senate to address late paperwork filings associated with the completion of building projects eligible for state aid.
We acknowledge, and take responsibility for, this filing error. Our view, however, is that the state aid -- which amounts to less than $7,000 per year -- is owed to the district. We look forward to working with our legislators and the Governor’s office to help reclaim these funds during the 2012 legislative session.