Budget

Transportation

Lawmakers hold dueling press conferences on congestion pricing

Some state legislators are concerned about how to fund the MTA, but others are just glad their constituents won’t have to pay more tolls.

Albany Agenda

Will the MTA board put the brakes on congestion pricing?

Four members of the MTA board have said that they disagree with Hochul’s decision to suspend congestion pricing, but Hochul seems likely to get her way.

Albany Agenda

Hochul says she will delay NYC congestion pricing

Congestion pricing tolls were scheduled to start in Manhattan on June 30.

Albany Agenda

State releases details of $239 billion budget

The Division of the Budget also projects a “structural deficit” that could reach $7.25 billion in three years.

Interviews & Profiles

Keeping tabs on the MTA’s budget and policies

An interview with state Sen. Leroy Comrie, chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

Budget

Library leaders warn of branch closures if mayor’s budget cuts aren’t reversed

The presidents of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library said the planned $58.3 million budget cut would lead to severe staff shortages.

Albany Agenda

Progressives launch campaign to get upstate cities to opt in to ‘good cause’ law

The state budget’s “good cause” eviction protections only apply automatically to tenants in New York City, but other cities can choose to opt in to the regulations.

Budget

Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council

Amid a period of heightened tension between the mayor and the council, the final stretch of the budget process begins with a theatrical introduction.

Policy

Mayor Adams unveils $111.6 billion executive budget

The mayor’s budget proposal reverses cuts to the NYPD, but not public libraries.

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Albany Agenda

The biggest issues left out of the state budget

The NY HEAT Act could still be passed before the end of session, though higher taxes on the wealthy are likely dead.

Polls

These City & State readers knew the budget would be done on 4/20

Nine people, including the co-director of the WFP and an Assembly member’s chief of staff, correctly guessed the date the budget would be finished – but only one will win a City & State bath mat.

Albany Agenda

This was finally Eric Adams’ year in Albany

Gov. Kathy Hochul helped deliver key wins for her partner in New York City.

Albany Agenda

All the details of Albany’s final housing deal

‘Good cause’ eviction protections, a replacement for 421-a and tweaks to rent-stabilization all made it into this year’s state budget.

Albany Agenda

What’s in and out of the state budget

The state Legislature finished approving the state’s $237 billion state budget on Saturday.

Budget

Adams touts state budget for delivering on NYC priorities and 'every piece of the housing agenda'

New York City’s mayor voiced his approval over Gov. Kathy Hochul’s conceptual $237 billion deal announced a day before, but it’s not a home run on every issue.