2019-2020 Budget News

Assembly Announces Approval SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes Funding for Critical Human Services

Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 approved budget includes funding for essential human services, including the areas of social services, mental health, children and families, alcoholism and substance use, aging and...

SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes Funding To Implement Election Reforms

Speaker Carl Heastie and Election Law Chair Charles Lavine today announced that $24.7 million in funding for updates to the local and state boards of elections is included in the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget. This funding will help implement...

SFY 2019-20 Budget Provides Critical Health Funding

Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried today announced the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget will include $641 million in restorations for Medicaid and $34 million for public health programs. Additionally the budget...

SFY 2019-20 Budget to Include Further Investments for Higher Education in New York State

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick today announced that the enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget will include funding critical to the preservation of higher education programs across the state. These...

Approved SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes $27.86 Billion in School Aid

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto today announced the approved State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget will include $27.86 billion in funding to General Support for Public Schools (GSPS), an increase of $1 billion,...

SFY 19-20 Budget Includes Critical Criminal Justice Reform Legislation and Funding

Speaker Carl Heastie and Codes Committee Chair Joseph R. Lentol today announced that the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget Agreement invests in grants and programs to help crime victims, defendants and all New Yorkers better navigate the legal system....

Speaker Heastie Statement on the SFY 2019-20 Enacted Budget

From the first day of session, the Assembly Majority pledged to work with our new partners in the Senate Majority to deliver a Families First agenda. Despite the financial challenges we are facing, we have never lost sight of that promise. We have worked...

Approved SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes $27 Million For the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick today announced the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget includes $27 million to support the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act, which will enable New York’s immigrant students...

Approved SFY 2019-20 Spending Plan Includes Critical Measure to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright today announced the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget will protect New York’s waterways and the environment by banning plastic carryout bags.“The Assembly...

Assembly and Senate Announce Joint Budget Subcommittee Schedule

Speaker Carl Heastie Outlines Budget Priorities At General Budget Conference Committee

March 13, 2019Albany_____________________________________[as prepared]Good afternoon.I want to start by thanking my Assembly Majority colleagues for all their hard work over these past few months in helping to craft our budget. Here with me today are...

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee Appointments

2019 General Budget Conference Committee Assembly Senate Carl Heastie (Co-Chair) Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Co-Chair) Helene Weinstein Liz Krueger Crystal Peoples-Stokes Michael...

Assembly's SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes Critical Funding for Statewide Environmental Protection Programs

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright announced today the Assembly’s 2019-2020 state fiscal year (SFY) budget includes $175.2 million funding for environmental protections.“The Assembly...

Assembly and Senate Announce General Conference Committee

Legislature to Convene General Budget Conference Committee meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building. 2019 General Budget Conference Committee Assembly Senate Carl...

Assembly SFY 2019-20 Budget Includes $28.4 Billion in School Aid

Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto today announced the Assembly budget proposal allocates $28.4 billion in school aid, which is an increase of $1.6 billion or 6.3 percent over the 2018-19 School Year (SY). The plan reflects...

Assembly SFY 2019-20 Budget Restores Critical Health Funding

Speaker Carl Heastie and Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried today announced the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget would make nearly $700 million in restorations to the Medicaid program and $54 million in restorations to public...

Assembly One-House Budget Invests $18.2 Billion in Higher Education, Including Increased Funding for Opportunity Programs

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick today announced the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget promotes college affordability by restoring and increasing funding by $23.8 million for opportunity...

Assembly 2019-20 Budget Includes Funding to Combat Gang Violence and Invests in Programs to Help New Yorkers Navigate the Criminal Justice System

Speaker Carl Heastie and Codes Committee Chair Joseph R. Lentol today announced the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget invests in combating gang violence in our communities, and includes critical funding for programs that help New Yorkers...

Assembly Budget Includes Critical Aid to Assist Localities

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Local Governments Committee Chair Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and Transportation Committee Chair William B. Magnarelli today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget provides funding support to programs...

Assembly Announces SFY 2019-20 Spending Plan for Essential Human Services

Speaker Carl Heastie announced today the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget includes restorations and investments to critical human services programs.“Despite the state’s financial challenges, the Assembly Majority remains...

Assembly Budget Includes Critical Funding to Implement Election Reforms

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Election Law Chair Charles Lavine today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget provides necessary funding for local and state boards of elections.“The amounts provided in the Assembly budget...

Assembly Budget Makes Critical Investments in Affordable Housing

Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz today announced that the Assembly’s State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget proposal makes critical investments in affordable housing across the state, including programs serving urban...

Assembly Budget Makes $12.8 Billion Investment In Transportation Infrastructure Across New York State

Speaker Carl Heastie, Transportation Chair William B. Magnarelli and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Chair Amy Paulin today announced that the Assembly State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget will invest a new $12.8 billion in the state’s...

Assembly Releases $175.6 Billion Spending Plan

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Assembly's State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Budget proposal of $175.6 billion.This proposal would make significant investments in health care,...

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Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein today announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2019-2020 Executive Budget Proposal.These hearings, each of which focuses on a programmatic...