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New York State Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.

04/01/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York State Assembly Passes Budget

The New York State Assembly has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that funds statewide prekindergarten and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations.

03/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Calls Universal Pre-K Deal ‘Historic,’ Incredible’

The mayor discussed universal pre-K before throwing out the first pitch at the Mets game Monday afternoon.

03/31/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

With Pre-K Fight Behind Him, De Blasio To Shift Focus To Affordable Housing

Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda.

03/30/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Sources: Major Tax Relief Coming In New York State Budget

Sources told CBS 2 that the New York State Legislature is poised to cut taxes for property owners, renters, businesses and even estates.

03/28/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Sources: State Lawmakers Reach Deal With Demands On City For Charter Schools

The battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools has led to a tentative deal on a reform package from state lawmakers, sources told CBS 2 News.

03/27/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State Budget

New York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.

03/26/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State Budget

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.

03/24/2014

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (credit: Getty Images)

State Comptroller: Labor Negotiations Cloud NYC Budget Outlook

New York City’s finances have been helped by strong revenue growth, but ongoing structural deficits and labor contracts that still have to be renewed are a concern, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a report issued Tuesday.

03/11/2014

New York City Subway Train (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Transit Advocates To MTA: Use Extra State Funding To Restore Service

Transit advocates joined elected officials and a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Sunday, demanding that the agency use a budget surplus to restore and increase service.

04/21/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Critics: N.Y. State Lawmakers Have Quietly Revived Unpopular Taxes To Build Budget

Good-government groups slammed the New York State Legislature on Wednesday for what one senator called “vampire voting” — dead-of-night votes to revive taxes that were supposed to die — to build much of the new $135 billion budget.

03/27/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Critics: State Budget Favors Buffalo Bills, Hollywood Over Cancer Prevention

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.

03/25/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Senate Holds Sunday Session To Advance Budget Bill

Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.

03/24/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cuomo, State Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

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.

03/20/2013

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed $137 Billion State Budget Goes Easy On Taxpayers

Most tax payers are going to be pretty happy with the new budget plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But if you’ve got a led foot on the gas pedal — and you get caught — prepare for pain.

01/22/2013

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