The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.
Some critics are not happy that the proposed New York State budget cuts funding for cancer screenings and teen smoking prevention programs, but expands spending to help the Buffalo Bills and Hollywood.
Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.
Mayors from around Connecticut and of both parties say they don’t want to raise property taxes, but say that if Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget goes forward, they will have no choice.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said Wednesday evening that they have reached a state budget agreement, which would include raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years.
The very idea of closing the control towers is insane, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
Service was expected to begin in 2009 with a price tag of $4.3 billion, according to the MTA.
On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie said the scheduled federal spending cuts are having little effect in New Jersey. His successor as U.S. Attorney disagrees.
New York State is planning to close a prison in a pricey Manhattan neighborhood and one local politician is against the move.
Like a lot of Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks predictions of doom because of federal spending cuts are overblown.
That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.
Gov. Dan Malloy unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration on Wednesday, promising to move Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development.
“Some of these local law enforcement people, they used a good part of their sick days and now they’re somewhat frustrated,” St. Rep. Steve Dargan told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
“All of the great that happened, the foundation that Mayor Giuliani built during his term and that Mike Bloomberg has built on top of that, they’re quite fragile,” he told WCBS 880 morning anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.
The proposal, which totals just over $70 billion, is for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. It is also the mayor’s final budget plan before he leaves office.