State Budget 2016-2017 Passed

ALBANY – Last night, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Legislative Leaders announced an agreement on the 2016-2017 State Budget. The budget holds the growth in state spending to 2% for the sixth consecutive year, includes a number of landmark policies for working and middle class families, and a record 24.8 billion in education aid. “With a statewide $15 minimum wage and the nation’s only 12-week paid family leave program, we are going to prove that the economy can and should work for all”, stated Gov. Cuomo. Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan stated, “It includes a record level of funding for our schools and complete elimination of the GEA” or Gap Elimination Adjustment, a 2010-2011 budget initiative that took back aid to public schools in order close the state budget gap. Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie confirmed that the new budget would be “holding the line on tuition increases at our SUNY and CUNY institutions.” Heastie continued, “Critically, this budget provides funding support for affordable housing, preserves access to quality health services for millions of low-income New Yorkers, and makes important investments in anti-poverty initiatives throughout that state.”

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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