Council Speaker Christine Quinn:
I praise Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the Senate and Assembly for joining together to forge a strong and, most importantly fair plan, that will help close the budget gap and put our state in a better financial position.
Comptroller John Liu:
I applaud Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Silver for their leadership on this important issue and look forward to reviewing the proposal further.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio:
By putting in place a fairer tax structure, Governor Cuomo and State legislative leaders have shown, in contrast to the gridlock in Washington, that by working together we can find solutions to the problems facing our state and nation.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer:
I am gratified that New York state lawmakers worked together and agreed on a plan to boost our economy, unlike those in Washington D.C. who continue to be paralyzed by political gridlock.
2009 Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson:
I applaud the Governor and the legislature for their vision and leadership in making sure our state's tax structure is appropriately adjusted to meet these difficult financial times and support New York's economic recovery.