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