2017-2018 Budget

SFY 2017-18 Budget Includes Six Year Plan to Improve Public Defense Services Statewide

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the SFY 2017-18 Budget includes a six year plan to increase the state's investment in public defense legal services to ensure that all New Yorkers have equal access to quality representation. "This...

SFY 2017-18 Approved Spending Plan Includes Funding to Increase Wages for Direct Care Workers

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the SFY 2017-18 Budget agreement includes funding that will help ensure direct care workers are paid fair, competitive wages so that New Yorkers can continue to receive the critical care and services...

Approved SFY 2017-18 Budget Includes Five Year $2.5 Billion Affordable and Supportive Housing Program Spending Plan

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Chair of the Housing Committee Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz today announced that the Legislature has approved allocations for the $2.5 billion affordable and supportive housing funds appropriated in this year and...

Speaker Heastie Statement on SFY 2017-18 Budget Agreement

The Assembly Majority has consistently advocated for investments that will put New York families and communities first. Despite the many hurdles we faced during this year's budget process, our priorities have never been clearer and we know that critical...

New York Raises the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the SFY 17-18 budget agreement will include provisions to enact the Assembly Majority's longstanding goal to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility in the State of New York. "We have won a tremendous...