Tag: Budget

$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate
Politics

$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Friday announced an agreement on a $153.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. State operating funds spending is $98.1 billion for the 2017-2018 fiscal year — an increase […]

Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”
Policy

Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”

Governor, legislative leaders poised to pass extender budget until compromise is reached on difficult issues Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement late Sunday night, April 2, after it became clear the Legislature would not reach a compromise on several difficult issues  before Monday morning. Cuomo has presented an “extender”to keep […]

Legislators, doctors want Medicaid coverage of donor breast milk for premature babies
Policy Politics

Legislators, doctors want Medicaid coverage of donor breast milk for premature babies

  Legislators from both parties joined neonatal doctors and advocates to call for Medicaid funding of donor breast milk for premature infants to be included in the final enacted budget. The bill, (A.6481/ S.4526) sponsored by Senate Health committee chair Kemp Hannon, R- Garden City, and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, D-Elmont, […]

Pills and capsules macro
Op-ed

Opinion: Meddling in Medication Prices is Bad for Business

  New York state has made significant strides in recent years to improve our business climate. From voluntary adherence to a two-percent spending cap, to the enactment of the tremendously successful property tax cap, lawmakers and the governor have shown a recognition that we need to make significant changes to […]

Cuomo announces $55 million to fund a wage increase for direct care workers
Policy Politics

Cuomo announces $55 million to fund a wage increase for direct care workers

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined legislators and hundreds of direct care advocates, workers, and the patients they care for to announce the inclusion of $55 million in the state budget to provide wage increases for professionals caring for New York’s developmentally disabled. Direct care workers and direct support professionals help […]