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Cuomo unveils 2021 executive budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo

WHECTV
Updated: January 21, 2020 02:20 PM
Created: January 20, 2020 07:39 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — The state's plan to pay its bills could leave New York's counties with some big tabs in the coming year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil his 2021 Executive Budget on Tuesday at 1 p.m. News10NBC will live stream the event on WHEC.com

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The budget is projected to be $6 billion in the red. The governor attributed about $4 billion of the deficit to the state's Medicaid program.

During his State of the State speech, Cuomo announced more responsibility could fall on the counties this year.

Lawmakers are also expecting changes to bail reform to be negotiated as part of the state budget, according to the Albany Times-Union.

State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle believe changes are necessary but disagree on how they should be implemented.

The law went into effect on Jan. 1. It requires that people arrested for certain misdemeanors and felonies be set free until their trial.

The state budget is due on April 1.


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