On January 13, Governor Cuomo laid out his 2016 agenda in a combined State of the State and budget address in Albany.
While my colleague Martha and I sat in the Convention Center and anxiously waited to hear how Governor Cuomo would be supporting programs that protect New Yorkers from heart disease and stroke, we were disappointed to find out that there was nothing included in the executive budget that would aid healthy food access or CPR in Schools support.
The Governor and the state legislature share the responsibility for how New York organizes its budget. It is critical that the final budget include funding for health-related programs we know will save our state money by improving the health of all New Yorkers.
Help us tell Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders to invest in the American Heart Association budget priorities!