Statement On The Governor’s Executive Budget

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released the following statement in response to the unveiling of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's budget proposal:

"As the Governor said today, our state is at a time of unprecedented fiscal crisis and balancing the budget requires extraordinarily tough choices. To help close this deficit, our office will leave no stone unturned in rooting out fraud, corruption, and waste in government, so that we can recover more money stolen from the taxpayers and hold accountable individuals who betray the public trust. I would like to thank Governor Cuomo for supporting the Attorney General’s Office in our efforts to meet these goals, including efforts to obtain federal funds to bolster the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) with new prosecutors, auditors and investigators.

“Governor Cuomo has a lot of hard work ahead of him to get our state back on track, and I look forward to working with him and the legislature to restore the public’s faith in government and in our economic system, to give all New Yorkers a fair shake in these tough times."

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