2017-2018 Budget News

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...

Speaker Heastie and Agriculture Chair Magee Announce $10 million for Animal Shelter and Local Fair Capital Funding In 2017-2018 SFY Budget

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Agriculture Committee Chair William Magee and Assemblymember Deborah Glick today announced the 2017-2018 SFY Budget includes capital funding of $5 million for animal shelters and another $5 million in financial assistance...

Speaker Heastie Announces $300 Million Included in 2017-2018 SFY Budget to Boost Significantly Funding for Transportation Infrastructure Programs

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Transportation Committee Chair David Gantt and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz today announced the 2017-2018 SFY Budget agreement provides major funding increases of $130 million for the...

Assembly Secures $2.5 Billion in Water Quality Improvement Funding in 2017-2018 SFY Budget

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steven Englebright and Local Governments Committee Chair William Magnarelli today announced the 2017-2018 SFY Budget agreement funds the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 at...

Speaker Heastie Statement on Budget Extender

Throughout these budget negotiations the Assembly Majority has made it clear that our goal is, and always has been, to prioritize the health and well-being of New York's families and communities. Today, we passed emergency measures to ensure the continuity...

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Regarding the New York State Budget

The Assembly continues to work to come to an agreement on budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. We are having productive talks with our partners in government and will be working hard through the night to resolve the remaining issues. The Assembly is prepared...

Assembly and Senate General Budget Conference Committee Announce Subcommittee Appointments and Schedule

Assembly and Senate Announce General Budget Conference Committee Meeting and Subcommittee Schedule

NYS Assembly 2017-2018 SFY Budget Boosts Funding to Municipal Aid Programs AIM and CHIPS by $50 million More Than Executive's Budget

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Local Governments Committee Chair William Magnarelli announced the Assembly's 2017-2018 SFY Budget provides funding support to programs that benefit local governments, including a $50 million increase above the Executive's...

Assembly Budget Proposal Increases CHIPs Program Funding By $50 Million and Provides State Mass Transit Systems Additional Monies for Capital Funds and Operating Aid

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Transportation Committee Chair David Gantt and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz announced the Assembly's 2017-2018 SFY Budget provides funding above the Executive Budget for several key transportation...

NYS Assembly Budget Proposal Invests $2 Billion in Drinking Water Protection Initiatives and Funds Other Environmental Safeguards

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright announced the Assembly 2017-2018 SFY Budget Proposal includes a $2 billion water infrastructure initiative and also funds other critical measures to protect...

Assembly Budget Invests in Critical Resources and Services for Seniors

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Aging Committee Chair Donna Lupardo today announced the Assembly's SFY 2017-18 Budget which includes funding for important senior programs and services. The proposal calls for investments in senior housing, health care...

Assembly Budget Includes Funding for Vital Human Services

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the Assembly's SFY 2017-18 Budget includes funding to ensure direct care workers are paid fair livable wages as well as a new proposal to prevent and reduce homelessness across the state. The spending plan...

Assembly Budget to Include Funding to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced that the Assembly's SFY 2017-18 Budget includes funding for vital criminal justice reforms, including legislation to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility for...

Assembly Observes National Sunshine Week, Approves Legislation To Improve Public's Access to Government Records

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Governmental Operations Committee Chair Crystal Peoples- Stokes announced the Assembly passage of legislation this week to expand the state's Freedom of Information Laws (FOIL) as part of its longtime commitment to enhancing...

Assembly Budget Proposes More than $26 Billion in School Aid

Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Cathy Nolan today announced the Assembly budget allocation of $26.5 billion in school aid, which is an increase of $1.8 billion or 7.4 percent, over the 2016-17 School Year (SY). This proposal reflects...

Assembly Housing Budget Outlines Spending for Supportive and Affordable Housing Development

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz today announced that the Assembly's budget proposal for SFY 2017-18 provides a plan for the investment of $2.5 billion in funding that was dedicated for supportive and affordable...

Assembly One-House Budget Invests $15.7 Billion in Higher Education and Restores College Affordability for New York's Lowest Income Families

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick today announced that the Assembly's budget proposal for SFY 2017-18 promotes college affordability by increasing funding for opportunity programs, expanding the Tuition...

Assembly One-House Budget Invests in Public Health and Dedicates Funding for Community Health Providers

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried announced today that the Assembly’s SFY 2017-18 budget proposal invests more than $79 billion in the state’s public health systems and increases funding to combat heroin and opioid...

Assembly Releases $153.8 Billion Spending Plan That Invests in New York Families

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Herman D. Farrell, Jr. today announced the Assembly's 2017-18 Families First budget proposal of $153.8 billion. The proposal would restore fairness to our tax structure, ensure that...

Summary of the Assembly Recommended Changes to the Executive Budget

Assembly Budget Proposal to Include Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Greater Incentives for Excelsior Jobs Program

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymembers Herman Farrell Jr., Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and Robin Schimminger today announced the Assembly's 2017-18 SFY Budget, which will be announced next week, would provide meaningful tax incentives for small businesses...

Flanagan and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule For Adopting SFY 2017-2018 Budget

Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Catharine M. Young and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr. today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2017-2018 Executive Budget proposal. These hearings, each of which focuses...