President Bush's proposed budget would hurt New York, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said yesterday as he met with the state's congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. According to the division of budget, New York stands to lose $1 billion of federal funding from cuts to health care, $250 million from social services cuts, and $200 million from homeland security cuts.
"President Bush has shown, through his misplaced priorities, that we cannot count on the White House for a federal budget that offers real solutions for the serious problems facing our state," Spitzer said in a press release. "As we weather this national economic slump, New York needs innovative solutions from Washington to help combat housing shortages, high energy and health care costs, security threats, and other serious challenges."