The 2019-2020 state budget is a done deal. According to Governor Cuomo's office, among the highlights are a permanent two percent property tax cap, elimination of cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies and a ban on plastic single-use grocery bags effective next year...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this year's state budget negotiations are particularly difficult because of revenue declines, the threat of big federal funding cuts and disputes with lawmakers over spending priorities.
The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature passed its spending plans for the next fiscal year on Wednesday, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his vow to refuse to sign a state budget that doesn't make the 2 percent property tax permanent.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced amendments made to his fiscal year 2020 Executive Budget will ensure towns and villages are not adversely impacted by changes to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities program.