Statement of PEF President Wayne Spence on the Governor’s Veto of the Cost-Benefit Analysis Bill
ALBANY, NY (12/10/2018) (readMedia)– The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) is disappointed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to veto the PEF Cost-Benefit Analysis legislation.
Even though the measure was overwhelmingly passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature and overwhelmingly supported by both labor and good government groups alike, the governor still saw fit to reject the legislation.
PEF, along with other organizations, think the governor missed an important opportunity to do right by New York State taxpayers, as this bill would have gone a long way to ensuring that state business is conducted with much needed transparency, while at the same time ensuring taxpayers are getting the high-quality, cost-effective services they deserve and have come to expect from PEF members and other public employees.
Legislative leaders from around the state will be working with us in the upcoming legislative session to get a new version of the Cost-Benefit Analysis legislation on the books. Nothing is more important than protecting our jobs from privatization.