New York Governor Gives State Of the State

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his State of the State address on Wednesday, including the budget proposal in his speech for the second year in a row. Along with proposing ethics reforms and a 15% limit on outside income for state legislators, Cuomo also discussed his plan for the $145 billion 2016-2017 budget, which will increase spending in New York by 1.7%, remaining under the 2% spending cap. The Governor’s focus was on funding and ethics throughout his address, adding to tourism and putting $125 million into parks, as well as pledging to make New York coal-free by 2020. Discussing education and the economy school funding will increase $991 million for this year, Cuomo proposed $300 million in tax credits for small businesses as well as the much contested topic of the minimum wage increase, and a $26 billion to the MTA and $22 billion for upstate infrastructure. There will be no toll increase for the Thruway and Tappan Zee Bridge until 2020, which includes the first couple of operating years of the new bridge as well. The Legislature has until March 31 to adopt the budget.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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