As New York State’s budget approaches a month’s delay, marking the latest budget in over a decade, Governor Hochul signed another extender on Monday to ensure state employees are paid and operations continue.
While the exact timeline for a final budget agreement remains uncertain, Governor Hochul expressed optimism during a Tuesday press conference, hinting that a deal could be reached as early as this week.
Two pressing issues that still require resolution are the re-issuing of zombie charter schools and the state’s crackdown on illegal cannabis stores. Hochul emphasized the importance of addressing illegal cannabis competition, considering the state’s efforts to establish a legal industry.
The Governor’s initial budget proposal included a Housing Compact Plan to create 800,000 new homes over the next decade, but this plan has since been removed.
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