New York Governor Faces Deadline to Release Budget
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a Tuesday deadline to release a budget proposal expected to address a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by soaring Medicaid costs. Advocacy groups from across the state are hoping for increased spending on schools, mental health programs, anti-poverty efforts, substance abuse prevention, environmental protection and infrastructure projects. But the Democratic governor has warned of a tough budgetary season and says he won’t support new taxes to help close a budgetary gap. His proposal will cover the next state budget, starting April 1.