New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to present a budget proposal detailing how he will pay for a broad program of tax breaks while maintaining funding for schools, health care and infrastructure.
The governor will release a budget proposal to the Legislature in Albany this afternoon that is expected to top $136 billion. Cuomo and state lawmakers will try to maintain their three-year streak of reaching a final budget deal by the start of the state fiscal year April 1.
Sending more 4-year-olds to school has support from the White House to many statehouses, including in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed universal prekindergarten in his State of the State address this month.
Now advocates are hoping for funding to support it.
It won't come cheap. The Citizens Budget Commission estimates expanding pre-K throughout New York could cost $1.4 billion to $2 billion a year — at least triple what the state now spends.
Districts are hoping for increases when Cuomo releases his 2014-15 budget proposal Tuesday.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's still looking for the facts behind a traffic reconfiguration at the George Washington Bridge that created a huge traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired a top aide and distanced himself from his campaign manager after emails and texts revealed that the traffic changes had been ordered by people in his administration for the express purpose of tying up traffic.
Cuomo was asked about the scandal as he left the Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters on Saturday.
(Airs 1/10) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers an election year state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speech, and we’ll also take a look at the annual people’s state of the state address.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to deliver an election-year State of the State address touting tax breaks and economic successes.
Today's speech marks the start of the legislative season in Albany and Cuomo has used the days leading up to it to preview policy proposals.
The governor this week gave an early look at a sweeping $2 billion tax relief proposal that includes property tax rebates for homeowners in municipalities that meet tax thresholds and a cut in corporate tax rates. Cuomo says economic development, taxes and government reform are top issues.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about why New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 14 counties Monday, Liz Cheney abandoning her Senate bid, Janet Yellen's confirmation to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a New York Times story about burglars who broke into an FBI office in Pennsylvania during the early '70s.