NY Legislature passes state budget

The New York Senate and Assembly have passeda $121.7 billion budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The budget, which was due April 1, increases spending 4.9percent and includes $1.1 billion in capital

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2008, 9:26 PM

Updated 5,946 days ago

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The New York Senate and Assembly have passeda $121.7 billion budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year.
The budget, which was due April 1, increases spending 4.9percent and includes $1.1 billion in capital projects statewide.
The budget deal also includes $170 million in pork-barrelspending for lawmakers to direct to organizations and programs backin their home districts this election year. It also includes ahistoric $1.75 billion increase in school aid.


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