In-Depth: Here’s what’s in the proposed state budget
ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Let’s take an in-depth look at the proposed state budget. For starters, it’s one week late and four billion dollars over initial estimates.
The $220 billion dollar spending plan includes higher pay for healthcare workers and a blueprint to rebuild the healthcare workforce.
Changes to the state’s bail laws give judges more discretion in cases involving potentially dangerous defendants.
The governor’s plan will abolish the state’s joint commission on public ethics and replace it with a new commission focused on ethics and lobbying, making it easier for the public to see what the panel is doing.
The spending plan also brings back "to go" alcohol sales at restaurants. Also included is $850 million in state and local funding to build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.