Central New York legislators are split on the recent state budget process. While some see significant gains, others see missed opportunities and purely political motivations.
State Sen. David Valesky with the Independent Democratic Conference said there is a lot to be pleased about in the state's new spending plan.
“By and large I think this was a tremendously successful state budget,” Valesky said.
The budget includes infrastructure investments, college affordability and raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old.