The final budget made changes to bail law, discovery law, pre-arraignment detention, involuntary commitment and more.
The legislature wants to spend $250 million to combat homelessness. Hochul says it’ll actually cost $6 billion.
Rather than try to improve Hochul’s proposal, some environmentalists want to scrap it and instead concentrate on a forthcoming bill from Assemblymember Steve Englebright.
New York Focus obtained and analyzed a proposal presented by Senate leadership to the chamber’s Democratic caucus.
Experts say the state needs to spend at least $1 billion a year to cut pollution from buildings. Legislators are trying to get the governor closer to that figure.
New York state legislators have just days to question phone hacking, forensics, and fusion centers before the budget passes.
The governor’s projected price tag is five times higher than estimates by the legislature and outside researchers—but she hasn’t said how she arrived at her figure.
Budget negotiations center on one crucial question: should New York save or spend?
Advocates organizing for similar laws say loopholes in Hochul’s proposal make it “virtually meaningless,” and are encouraging the governor to withdraw the measure.
How the three budget proposals from the governor, Assembly and Senate stack up.
Both chambers are set to release budget proposals that will represent a mixed bag for New York’s undocumented population.
The court ruled retirees who opt-out of the switch to Medicare Advantage plans can keep their current insurance free of charge. The Adams administration is appealing the ruling.
“By April 1, it will be out or modified. It will not be this program,” one legislator predicted.
Hochul proposed raising the cap on Medicaid spending, which Cuomo created, and boosting reimbursement rates, which Cuomo cut.
The $216 billion budget would ban gas in new construction, but otherwise offers few dramatic moves on climate.
New York is building renewables - but it doesn’t have a plan to shut down the plants they’re supposed to replace.
Child care used to be Hochul’s marquee issue. Now, she’s proposing a modest expansion—but only if Congress doesn’t act.
Two proposals in Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State would constitute the most significant expansion of New York’s health plan for low-income individuals in years.
The state spends $1.6 billion a year subsidizing oil and gas. Lawmakers are trying to eliminate about one-fifth of that spending.
Millions of New Yorkers are behind on their utility bills, and advocates say the state is doing a poor job distributing federal assistance.