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 […]

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 […]