By Rich Petschke

State Senator Jim Seward has adopted a budget resolution for fiscal year 2017-18. Seward issued a statement saying that at the start of the legislative session, he pointed to the need to make New York State more affordable for families and businesses while creating opportunities for future growth and the senate budget resolution is a blueprint that helps meet those objectives. According to Seward, among other things, the resolution increases education aid, tax relief for businesses and increases funding for upstate roads and bridges.