The governor’s 30-day budget amendments were somewhat minimal, targeting harmful AI and continuing to permit to-go cocktails. She also restored a fund for legal representation for low-income people.
The governor highlighted her proposals to curb retail theft on Wednesday.
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A boost in tax revenue and support from Gov. Kathy Hochul takes some despair out of New York City’s budget projections.
The New York City mayor said he was able to balance the spending plan and restore several unpopular cuts to police, fire, sanitation, and parks, attributed to benefits from reduced spending on asylum-seekers, city reserves and higher-than-expected tax revenue.
Hochul proposed a modest state budget, but some of what it includes and excludes likely won’t sit well with some lawmakers.
The spending plan includes $2.4 billion for the migrant crisis and closes the $4.3 billion budget gap.
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Both Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams are releasing their respective budget proposals for the coming fiscal year Tuesday.
The mayor’s restoration of education funding followed reversals of some planned cuts to police and fire departments, as well as to sanitation and parks initiatives.
The United Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Thursday to block planned spending reductions.
The council held a hearing to push back on City Hall’s budget projections.
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The budget decision comes after a wave of resident concerns.
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The Adams administration defended the proposed reduction as “right-sizing.”
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The Westchester County executive is being encouraged to primary Rep. Jamaal Bowman over Bowman’s perceived lack of support for Israel.
The City Council voted to adopt a $107 billion budget for fiscal year 2024 by a vote of 39-12, following difficult negotiations with Mayor Eric Adams.
The Adams administration’s proposed cuts would have left thousands of NYCHA units vacant in the middle of a housing crisis.