Hudson Valley Budget Highlights

ALBANY – While the new state’s budget with a $15 dollar minimum wage increase, the nation’s strongest paid family leave policy, and personal income tax cut reducing middle class taxes to their lowest rate in 70 years is helping all of New York State, the budget includes a number of significant accomplishments for Hudson Valley. Some of the highlights include, school districts receiving $2.3 billion in school aid – an increase of $155 million over last year. The region will be receiving $10 million in community schools funding. The budget fully restores the $64.6 million of the region’s Gap Elimination Adjustment. Approximately 648,000 taxpayers in the Hudson Valley will have an average savings of $831 a year. SUNY institutions will receive $16.5 million in capital funding, $1M is slated for an Anti-Poverty Initiative in Newburgh, $250,000 for the Hudson River Valley Trail Grants Program, and $60 million to construct extreme weather hardening measures on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester County. Recent terror attacks have revealed a trend towards coordinated strikes using military-style assault weapons, as well as homegrown extremists committing lone-wolf attacks. This new normal of terrorism requires an expanded approach to the State’s terrorism efforts. The budget includes $40 million to expand the presence of law enforcement agencies statewide, $10 million for safety equipment for local law enforcement, and $4 million investment providing New York State Police with high-powered rifles, body armor and ballistic helmets to all on-duty uniformed troopers, along with the necessary training to prepare them to respond to this evolving threat.

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