Budget

Some state lawmakers are looking for something green to help solve the budget gap.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is unlikely this year, and wouldn’t provide immediate fiscal relief.
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Governor Cumo in Irondquoit on May 11, 2020.
The details are slim, but the state has options as it waits on the feds.
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Governor Cuomo in Albany on April 2nd.
To protect New York’s access to federal aid, those cuts could be delayed.
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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.
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Cuomo has required lawmakers to stay in Albany during the coronavirus crisis.
Now comes the time to see if lawmakers can keep Cuomo from getting his way on a variety of proposals.
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