Press Releases

Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: 2017-2018 State Budget

"Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have passed a budget that not only brings our state serious criminal justice reforms, protections for our immigrant population and tuition relief for college students but also delivers for major capital priorities in The Bronx, such as the reimagining of the Sheridan Expressway and the future redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. This budget provides the resources for the continued positive growth of our borough, as well as long-sought provisions to 'Raise the Age' of criminal responsibility and remove 16 and 17-year-olds from the adult justice system. I congratulate Governor Cuomo and our leaders in the State Legislature for delivering on a budget that works for The Bronx and all of New York," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.