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What’s at Stake in the New York State Budget? A Quick Guide

From helping judges set bail to spurring housing development, big plans from Hochul are encountering fierce resistance from state lawmakers.

With an April 1 deadline looming, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie are hashing out the upcoming New York State budget, likely in the ballpark of $230 billion. 

But a host of differences between the executive’s budget proposal and the proposals of the two elected bodies have yet to be ironed out. The outcome of the budget talks will have far-reaching implications for New York City, with funding for the MTA, public housing and asylum seekers all up for discussion. 

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