2018 New York state budget

With New York state lawmakers trying to finalize a budget, advocates are making last-minute pitches. One topic being debated is the unlicensed mental health practitioner exemption.

New York State Capitol
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Talks on the state budget were stalled just days before the March 30th deadline, as Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers continue negotiations. Groups pressing for additional issues that are in the governor’s budget plan have still not given up hope.  

Assemblymember Pat Fahy Thursday night at the Albany Public Library for a community forum about the New York budget.
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With the  deadline for adopting the New York state budget days away, Albany area Assemblymembers John McDonald and Pat Fahy conducted a "community conversation" Thursday to bring constituents up to date.

New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt

It’s just over a week until the New York state budget is due, and there are no resolutions on an array of proposed new taxes and spending proposals, as well as several unrelated items that are tied to the budget.

Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development
Karen DeWitt

The head of Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs say he doesn’t think federal corruption trials now taking place will have any effect on some of the projects.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2018 budget address
Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday unveiled a $168 billion budget plan that would close a more than $4 billion gap by reducing some spending, and imposing tax increases on health insurers, big businesses, and prescription opioid users, among others. Cuomo, a Democrat, says he also wants to look into legalizing marijuana in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his budget Tuesday, and the news is not expected to be good. The state faces a more than $4.4 billion budget gap, as well as funding cuts and policy changes from Washington that could cost New York and some of its taxpayers billions of dollars.