ALBANY – With the April 1 state budget deadline approaching, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, has been named co-chairman of the state Legislature’s General Government/Local Assistance Budget Conference Committee. He will also serve as a member of the Education Budget Conference Committee.
“Bipartisan conference committees have been instrumental in producing six consecutive on-time budgets, and I am confident this process will deliver again this year,” said Seward.
The conference committees are made up of five senators and five assemblymen tasked with negotiating budget differences between the houses, in concert with the governor, to develop a final spending plan.
The conference committees conduct open, public meetings, which can be viewed on-line at www.nysenate.gov.