Another week begins, and still no state budget.

Granted, we’re not exactly complaining, since we at Unshackle Upstate clearly prefer a late budget to a bad one. Problem is, we remain deeply concerned that we’ll end up with both.

Why? Because that’s the unfortunate history of New York state government, where a tax-and-spend style of conducting business has left us with an unsustainable balance sheet.

But the lateness of the budget – it was legally due April 1 – does present an opportunity to continue to push the Unshackle Upstate message with our elected representatives in Albany.

And that message is: You, state legislator, should not approve a budget with increased or new taxes, new fees or additional borrowing. Because if you do, we at Unshackle Upstate stand ready to vote you out of office on Judgment Day, Nov. 2, 2010.

Now we need you, our partners and supporters, to help us spread the message. Toward that, we’ve created posters and fliers that you can print out to display and share with others – neighbors, friends, organization members, co-workers, employees.

Click here to download these materials.

Then forward this message to others in your network so that our Unshackle Army and our taxpayers’ voice of reason will be heard and noticed.

As always, thank you for your support. Together, we can make a difference in New York state.