Assembly convenes hoping to break budget gridlock

Assembly convenes hoping to break budget gridlock

The #bFair2DirectCare campaign gained major support in the legislature earlier this year; 68 Assembly Democrats, 17 Assembly Republicans, 23 Senate Republican Majority Supporters, a majority of their 32 members and, four Senate Democrats and five members of the eight-member Independent Democratic Conference signed up to back direct support providers in February.

Aubrey said he has a deep respect for those advocating in favor of raising the age for all, but said that's a point on which Republicans in the Senate have been unwilling to negotiate. Raise The Age was being watered down to a point beyond recognition.

Lawmakers and Cuomo have been unable to reach agreement on a variety of issues, including juvenile justice reform and education spending.

What happened was this: Andrew Cuomo, who thrives in the toxic miasma of Albany dysfunction, had just sabotaged the budget process.

"I'm not saying it's an overall budget deal".

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"What a continuing resolution says is: We are not going to set a budget for a full year, we are going to set certain agencies' budgets for certain periods of time", Cuomo said. Lawmakers on Monday passed a two-month extension of the old budget to ensure the vital functions of government continue. Shortly after introducing the 700-page extender bill, the legislature voted to approve it, with none of them having read it.

State lawmakers, however, will not receive a paycheck until they pass a finalized budget, which the law calls for by April 1. They begin a three-week break on Thursday. "Dysfunction and chaos has descended on Albany". As of now, Affordable New York is set to be in place until 2022, but if it's not revived again that year, it will adversely affect rent regulation as well.

Lawmakers met in Albany all day Sunday.

The budget extender continued state operations through May.

Increasingly frustrated legislators - who will not be paid until a budget is approved - blamed the Democratic governor in what has become an increasingly acrimonious standoff at the Capitol.

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Should final deals be made, the Senate was discussing the logistics of when to return. He's upped his game by texting Democrats in the middle of closed-door negotiations to let them know, that yes, he's somehow listening in, and he hears them shit-talking him.

Less than two hours later, Cuomo told a different version of event, suggesting a final budget deal could easily wait until after Easter.

Last month, some state senators had also proposed expanding this benefit program in the outer boroughs, but ultimately lawmakers decided not to include that in the final proposal.

It is good to see the deadlock over New York's 2017-18 budget appears to be over. But for someone like Cuomo, whose ideology bends only toward the consolidation of power, this is what triumph looks like.

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