Both houses of the state legislature are working to prevent Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal to cut senior center funding, a bipartisan effort represented by two longtime lawmakers in south Brooklyn, Democratic Assemblyman Peter Abbate and Republican-Conservative state Sen. Marty Golden.
With 29 senior centers facing shutdown in Brooklyn, Golden, a member of the Senate Aging Committee representing neighborhoods between Bay Ridge and Marine Park, praised a state Senate vote that would keep the $25 million in Title XX funds from being taken away from senior center funding.
“Closing senior centers will be detrimental to the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers,” he said. “It is simply not an acceptable way of addressing the fiscal struggles facing our state next year, and we hope the state Assembly joins us in sending a budget recommendation to the governor that also maintain the current level of funding for our senior centers.”
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Efforts To Save Senior Centers Gets Bipartisan Support Here