State officials have allocated $509,071 to the organization that provides crisis intervention in a variety of situations, including mental health emergencies, domestic violence and sexual assault.
The new state budget includes $10 million for community-based nonprofits that help victims of violence.
The soak-the-rich philosophy favored by the state Democratic Party’s progressive wing carries risks.
Internet betting on any range of sports contests – allowing people to bet on their laptops from home or the office or on their phones while in the stadium watching a Buffalo Bills game – should be operating by year's end.
Talks continued over a plan to legalize mobile sports gambling and an effort to drive more than $2 billion to migrants in the country illegally and former prisoners.
The final pieces of the budget, which was due by March 31, are still under negotiation, but officials are banking on legalization of mobile sports betting to be in it to help finance massive spending hike desires.
Robert Mujica, the state’s budget director, said that higher-than-projected tax revenues and federal bailout money will equal about $5 billion to restore a variety of reductions or slower growth proposals Cuomo made just two months ago.
"When such measures are put on the legislative fast track, unintended consequences become all but inevitable. When the well-being of elderly or infirm residents is at play, the results can be catastrophic," writes The News' Editorial Board.
We need our lawmakers to use their pulpits to preach fiscal responsibility as budget negotiations proceed toward the March 31 deadline, the News Editorial Board says.
The governor said he will receive the vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson to show it is safe.
"So far, state legislatures’ reaction to the sports betting market’s lucrative potential lacks any sense of proportion," write Jeff Hooke and Charles Vickery.
The distractions of scandals are being used by a growing number of lawmakers to make a demand: Cuomo must resign.
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Recently on the front page, there was an article about the increase in overdose deaths in Erie County and across the state. You constantly hea…
"They cooperated, but it's now our responsibility to work with them to restore their businesses," the governor said.
It has all the makings of an end-of-session frenzy when state lawmakers return to Albany this week – mostly through virtual means from home or their offices – to take up hundreds of bills.
The biggest question mark: Will state lawmakers deal with state fiscal matters for the 2020 budget that is awash in red ink?
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s long focus on the state’s economic development and job growth efforts now are taking a back seat to the environmental, social, educational and other progressive issues that are dominating the national political debate. But that doesn’t mean the spigot has been turned off, either. Cuomo announced Tuesday that he wants to allocate more than $1.1