State lawmakers reach $138 billion budget deal that boosts education spending

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News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed is in Albany to track the budget developments. (March 30, 2014 7:30 AM)

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators reached an agreement Friday night on the spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year, shortly before their midnight deadline.

The $138 billion budget includes tax breaks for homeowners and an additional $1.1 billion in education spending.

Homeowners will receive checks equal to the amount that their property taxes rose, as long as their local government...

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