ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature has passed its resolutions for New York’s budget amid renewed threats by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any spending plan that doesn’t make the 2 percent property tax permanent.
The Assembly and Senate both passed one-house budget bills Wednesday, hours after the Democratic governor said during two public events held downstate that he won’t sign off on a budget that doesn’t include a permanent tax cap.
The Senate’s budget proposal includes a cap, but the Assembly’s spending plan doesn’t. Cuomo has made the tax cap a must-do component of his $175 billion budget proposal.
Cuomo and legislative leaders will now use each of the budget proposals to try to reach a final budget agreement for the 2019-2020 state fiscal year by the April 1 deadline.