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.
The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders were hoping Sunday to announce agreement on the third straight on-time budget.
The state budget recently proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would divide $675 million in charity care funds between New Jersey hospitals – roughly the same amount that was allocated during the current fiscal year.
An Assembly panel will gather Wednesday to hear how a $10 million cut in funding to legal services for low-income residents will affect those who can’t afford to hire a lawyer.
Christie said his budget doubles a property tax relief program for seniors and spends $90 million more on a program that freezes seniors’ property taxes.
Nursing homes lost about $30 million in aid. A program that helped keep the aged, blind and disabled population out of managed care was cut by $11 million.
Democrats say cuts made by the Republican governor before signing a $29.7 billion budget disproportionately hurt the poor and middle-class.
Gov. Chris Christie is warning that if the state Supreme Court rules the way it usually does on a long-running school funding case, it could doom other state services.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the new state budget unfairly singles out the city and makes it impossible to prevent layoff and cuts in services.
The mayor said that while he’s “not happy” about funding cuts to New York City, they are simply a reality that “we’re going to have to deal with.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday amended his proposed budget to incorporate Medicaid funding cuts and policy changes recommended by a task force that reviewed the program and to reflect some future economic optimism.
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