New York lawmakers approve proposed budget plans

The legalization of recreational marijuana is not included in either proposal.

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2021, 11:28 PM

Updated 1,225 days ago

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Both the state Senate and Assembly approved their versions of a new budget.
The legalization of recreational marijuana was not included in either proposal. Reports say it appears a deal has been struck outside of the budget process.
Online sports betting is included in both plans. There's is growing confidence that online sports betting will be approved this time and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this budget is the most important in the history of the state. Cuomo says this is more than a budget -- this is a plan for the recovery of the state.


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