Testimony of Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald, Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the State Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Executive Budget Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 28, 2023) – Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald today provided testimony on Governor Hochul's Executive Budget and said, "The FY24 Executive Budget is a blueprint for better health in New York. Not only does it continue to build on the current fiscal year's historic healthcare investments, but its emphasis on public health infrastructure aligns with the Department's focus on health equity. This budget allows us to envision a stronger health system for all New Yorkers that can meet the challenges of the future while continuing to address persistent health disparities."

Read the full written testimony here.