Budget

The New York State Assembly chamber.
A lot is at stake with bail reform, public school funding, Medicaid and other key issues.
Governor Cuomo during a coronavirus update on April 1st.
New York State budget deal may cause NYC, other districts to tighten their belts
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a Zoom conference with the Senate Democrats as the state budget moves forward.
Even before the coronavirus, Stewart-Cousins and Heastie were losing ground to the governor.
Governor Cuomo on March 30th.
The state budget expands the Department of State’s oversight of nonprofits.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
Biaggi also wants health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
Andrea Stewart Cousins 2020
Facing the threat of coronavirus, Albany still faces hurdles in achieving a final deal in the next week.
Governor Andrew Cuomo in January.
Possible cuts to home health services, and NYC is especially vulnerable under formula that includes property tax cap.
A weed truck in Times Square.
How to spend marijuana money will likely be the most difficult debate during legalization negotiations.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
New funding to help district attorneys comply with discovery reforms would come at the expense of the Manhattan district attorney.
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