Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio in Sunset Park with Test and Trace Corps on August 18th.
De Blasio says long-term borrowing and union concessions are needed, but some experts and elected officials think there are other options.
Syracuse is one of the top three cities that could see the worst declines in revenue during the Coronavirus.
Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse are likely to face some of the worst revenue shortfalls among major cities in the country.
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.
Governor Cumo in Irondquoit on May 11, 2020.
The details are slim, but the state has options as it waits on the feds.
Governor Cuomo in Albany on April 2nd.
To protect New York’s access to federal aid, those cuts could be delayed.
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.
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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