ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top Albany lawmakers have agreed on a tentative state budget, and the highlight is tax relief.
The tax cuts are for small businesses and middle class families who can expect a $350 tax rebate check next year. There's also a stabilization plan for the state's soaring pension expenses.
According to officials, the budget deal would increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years.
In addition, there is a roughly $300 million economic development package which is expected to help create jobs.
A final vote on the $135 billion spending plan is expected Sunday.