New York State 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.
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.
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.
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.
With its low-cost nutritious meals and exercise classes the local senior center is a lifeline for cancer-survivor Richard Graham who said the city should be opening centers, not closing them.
More than 100 senior centers across New York City could close, unless funding for them is restored to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget.
Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new system for trying to attract jobs upstate and his plan to cap the growth of some of the nation’s highest property taxes face their first challenge Monday by legislators in a budget hearing.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the first strike in the fight over his budget proposal with an attack on the special interests that will try to get the Legislature to block his spending cuts.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first budget proposal is drawing mixed reviews, with business groups praising plans to reduce spending while health, education and public employees advocates denounced cuts and layoffs.
Sources tell The Associated Press that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering cuts of 2 to 3 percent in school aid and in Medicaid, while proposing as many as 10,000 state layoffs.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that unless teacher seniority rules are changed, the city could have to lay off nearly every teacher hired in the last five years.
The budget battle continues in New York as the state Legislature gets ready to return to session Tuesday. The budget was originally due April 1.