The Citizens Budget Commission, a nonpartisan government watchdog organization, has sent a letter to the Legislature outlining recommendations regarding the governor’s proposed 2021 Executive Budget.
“This year’s budget is notable because it must close sizable budget gaps even though New York continues to benefit from a ten-year economic expansion,” wrote CBC President Andrew Rein.
The 2020-21 Executive Budget reflects significant fiscal challenges, related to higher than expected spending in the state’s Medicaid program, despite projections for healthy gains in tax receipts and continued growth in the economy, according to the state comptroller.
Cuomo pushes back on federal administration after Medicaid funding is cancelled, calling it retribution for New York's politics and saying he will “marshal our allies” and look at further strengthening DMV immigrant protections.
New York voters would choose any of the six leading Democratic candidates over Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, according to a new Siena College poll, but still believe that Trump will be re-elected by a 62-29 percent margin. The most recent poll looks at the presidential race, the governor’s job performance, the controversial bail law and more.
The governor’s revived Medicaid Redesign Team will finish taking public comments Monday, after extending the Feb. 21 deadline for submitting proposals online. Appointed in early February to identify $2.5 billion in program savings by the state’s budget deadline, the team’s 21 members have until the middle of next month to develop a plan that cuts billions from a program serving 6.2 million disadvantaged New Yorkers.
After a White House meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump ended in impasse, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew Albence came to the Capital Region to appeal to state lawmakers to reverse a new law that has caused the federal government to ban New York residents from its Trusted Traveler program.
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