Keeping the Commitment - Senator Young Provides Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

Budget 2011


COLUMN: Changing The Direction of the State

Posted by Catharine Young on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Senator Young Statement on State Budget
Posted by Catharine Young on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Senator Cathy Young Explains Her Vote on Budget Bill
Video -
March 30, 2011


Senate Budget Resolution

The full Senate Budget Resolution that was passed by the State Senate.

Joint Legislative Budget Schedule
A timeline of all the major upcoming milestones for creating the budget. Both the Senate and the Assembly have agreed upon this schedule.

Key Senate Budget Initiative - Spending Cap/Job Creation Plan
The Senate passed the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.

Key Senate Budget Initiative - Property Tax Cap
The Senate passed property tax relief legislation (S.2706) that would place a cap on the growth of school property taxes at two percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less.

2011 Senate Finance Committee Majority Revenue Forecast Report
The Senate Finance Committee reviewed and analyzed the economic and revenue projections contained within the Executive Budget for SFY 2011-12.

Senate Majority Staff Analysis of the SFY 2011-12 Executive Budget "White Book"
This document, prepared by the staff of the Senate Majority Conference, should give you a sense of where we stand on the details of Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget.

Gov Cuomo's Executive Budget Briefing Book
The Executive Budget Briefing Book contains the Budget Director’s Message, which presents the Governor’s fiscal blueprint for 2011-12 and explains the State’s Financial Plan. It also includes highlights of major initiatives, and a list of the legislative proposals needed to implement the proposed budget.

Gov Cuomo's Executive Budget Legislation - 21 Day Amendments
The 21-day amendments are proposed amendments, primarily technical in nature, and do not include significant policy changes.

Proposals Approved by the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo accepted a report from the Medicaid Redesign Team which included 79 recommendations to restructure the Medicaid program.
- Gov. Press Release
- Approved Proposals