State budget misses deadline

WHECTV
Updated: April 01, 2021 09:18 PM
Created: March 31, 2021 10:41 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC)— Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature did not deliver an on-time budget this year, which will have lawmakers likely working through the Easter weekend.

The deadline was midnight Thursday, but as of Wednesday evening, issues including possible tax increases for wealthy New Yorkers, education spending and an Environmental Bond Act were still unresolved

The method of how mobile sports betting will be run is another sticking point.

Currently, you can only make in-person bets at state-owned casinos or casinos operated by the state's Indian nations.

Tax money from expanded gambling is expected to help cut the nearly $15 billion deficit.

Members said a deal won't happen until this weekend at the earliest.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Thursday said if the budget isn't adopted on Monday, about 39,000 state workers may not see their paychecks on time. DiNapoli says many of those employees are essential workers who must show up every day.


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