Senators Joseph Griffo and David Valesky and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi say the state Senate and Assembly will restore $300 million in funding for a new hospital in Utica.

The funding was left out of the Governor's Executive Budget proposal.

The lawmakers say the $300 million for Mohawk Valley Health System will now be included in both versions of the budgets proposed by the Senate and Assembly.

The budgets will be voted on by both houses next week.

Scott Perra, President & CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, said: “Assemblyman Brindisi, Senator Griffo and Senator Valesky have been working diligently to restore, through the Legislature, the $300 million in the New York State budget.

We also appreciate County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri for supporting their efforts. We are now hopeful that Governor Andrew Cuomo will demonstrate his commitment to this project by approving the budget so we can move forward with the new hospital and significantly improve healthcare for our community.”