Monday, January 14, 2019

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Serino urges governor to include Lyme funding in budget

ALBANY – State Senator Susan Serino (R, Hyde Park) has urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to include in his proposed state budget funding for Lyme disease research, education and prevention.

Until this year, when the Senate was in Republican hands, Serino chaired the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases.

“For years, we have had fight tooth and nail to get specific funding in the state budget to combat their spread and protect New Yorkers from their scourge,” she said, calling on Cuomo “not to leave these New Yorkers behind and to help us continue building on the important progress we have made by including critical funding in his executive budget proposal.”

Serino said last year the Senate secured $1 million for the cause bringing to $2.6 million the amount the house allocated since she took office.


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