Published: Fri, April 07, 2017
Markets | By Lucia Cruz

NY lawmakers want budget vote, Cuomo says there's no deal

NY lawmakers want budget vote, Cuomo says there's no deal

The impacts on districts are even greater in rural regions of New York, Lowry said.

The extender budget prevents a state government shutdown through May 31.

Cuomo has said he's running for a third term as governor. "I will stay here as long as they stay here".

State lawmakers are gearing up for another late night of energy drinks and emergency hotel reservations in an overtime slog to compromise on a five-day-late budget in Albany.

Pay will resume, presumably including back pay, once a final budget is adopted. "The Senate's position all along has been that juvenile offenders should not be incarcerated in adult prisons and that troubled youth should receive counseling and other needed services. However, we never will agree to decriminalizing violent crimes including rape and murder, which is what the Assembly Democrats are pushing". "Nobody can come up with a decent explanation as to why", Giglio said. But this year he was rebuffed by Legislators who demanded action on non-budget issues as part of a deal to pass an on-time budget.

School boards, if a state budget is not finalized soon, will have to make assumptions about their state aid.

"We are entering the road and bridge fix season".

"We have made a lot of progress in a lot of areas.

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We must resolve these issues", he said. "And that's what we're working toward".

The budget was originally supposed to be passed by April 1, but a budget extender was issued to keep the government running until the end of May so talks can continue. Without hard numbers on school aid, districts may start putting austerity budgets together, just in case, he said.

"The problem is that the language that was agreed upon at 1 a.m., when people woke up the next morning, the agreement had disintegrated", she said. Cuomo and the legislature may change their minds if there are big federal budget cuts.

"There's bipartisan agreement that the governor is the problem and has subtly sabotaged the negotiations", said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Westchester County.

"That, again, is a little bit risky because it's not a given", Albert said. "We're close. We're very close".

"How did we get the legislature to pass it?"

Assembly members are expected to begin voting Wednesday on the $152 billion spending plan that includes increased college tuition assistance, more money for schools, upgrades for the state's water infrastructure and the expansion of ride-hailing services upstate.

The #bFair2DirectCare campaign gained major support in the legislature earlier this year; 68 Assembly Democrats, 17 Assembly Republicans, 23 Senate Republican Majority Supporters, a majority of their 32 members and, four Senate Democrats and five members of the eight-member Independent Democratic Conference signed up to back direct support providers in February.

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