2021 New York State budget

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The 2021 New York state budget will push the impending 340B “carve-out” to 2023, providing something of a victory for health care providers who had said they stood to lose millions of dollars.

Thomas O'Neil-White

The state budget is being hailed by Democratic politicians as a win for Upstate and Western New York. But one Western New York Senator says the budget impact will have business owners fleeing the state in droves.

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New York nursing homes will be required to put nearly three quarters of their money toward caring for residents, as a nursing home profit cap was included in the 2021 New York State budget.

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

Progressive Democrats in the New York State Legislature took a victory lap, after passing a budget that achieves many of the groups’ long-term goals, including a substantial increase in taxes on the wealthy and the fulfillment of a 15-year-old court order to fully fund schools. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, embroiled in several scandals, put the best face on items that did not go his way.

Sen. Jabari Brisport

April 1 has come and gone with no agreement on the state budget. For the first time in over a decade, there’s no clear indication of when a spending plan might be passed. The state’s comptroller warns if the impasse lasts beyond next Monday, the paychecks of some essential state workers might be delayed.

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With Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers still needing to reach final agreement on a number of issues, the state budget did not meet its April 1 deadline.

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With one week to go before the state budget deadline, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are at odds over key points of the spending plan, including whether to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations by $7 billion dollars. Meanwhile, the Assembly Speaker is refuting a claim by Cuomo that the Speaker’s COVID -19 diagnosis might make the budget late.

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New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said Tuesday that she’s determined to steer the Senate through budget negotiations with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, even though the governor has ignored her calls for him to resign over a sexual harassment scandal.


Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to release his state budget plan this week, as the state confronts the largest budget deficit the governor has faced in his decade in office, much of it due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.