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NY Legislature passes $140 billion budget ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Legislature has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that expands pre-kindergarten statewide and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations. The Senate passed...
Lawmakers hurried to complete work on the state budget before the midnight deadline, but the spending plan is not without some controversy. Legislators held a marathon voting session on several budget bills, in an attempt to beat the April 1...
Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have finalized the details on a $138 billion state budget and say they are on track to meet the April 1 deadline. The budget includes a multi-step plan that could  lower property taxes, $340 million for...
The $140 billion state budget agreed to by Governor Cuomo and the legislature on Friday includes a limited pilot program for public campaign financing -- it will only apply to the state Comptroller’s race. Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers...
The budget agreement does not include a pilot program for medical marijuana in New York. The budget proposed by Governor Cuomo had a provision for hospitals to prescribe the drug, but no consensus could be found on how to run the program. "So...
Highlights of proposed $140B NY 2014-15 budget ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Here are some highlights of the proposed 2014-15 New York state budget negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders: — Total proposal: $138 billion, plus $5...