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Bob Duffy Statement on Governor Hochul’s FY2024 Budget Proposal

February 1, 2023

ROCHESTER, NY (February 1, 2023) - Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy has released the following statement on Governor Kathy Hochul's FY2024 Budget Proposal:

“Public safety, economic revitalization, and workforce development were centerstage during Governor Hochul’s FY2024 budget announcement – three initiatives Greater Rochester Chamber is proud to continue supporting. Greater Rochester is facing an unprecedented rise in gun violence and crime which directly and adversely impact our ability to succeed. The need for qualified, reliable workers is among the most pressing concerns we hear from leaders of businesses of all types and sizes throughout our region.

“We look forward to working with Governor Hochul in her efforts to address these issues and remove the barriers inhibiting our region from reaching its potential. That includes revisiting those policies that are enabling violence and crime, revamping New York’s talent strategy, and making New York a state that fosters growth and innovation rather than hindering it. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the voice of business in the Finger Lakes Region and we will ensure that voice is heard loudly and clearly in Albany over the course of this coming legislative session.”


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