[UPDATE, March 17, 2014: Legislature begins Joint Budget Conference Committee process, read and watch more HERE]
[UPDATE, March 14, 2014: Senate approves Budget Resolution, read more HERE]
Governor Andrew Cuomo has now released his 2014-2015 Executive Budget Proposal -- the first step in this year's state budget adoption process leading up to the April 1, 2014 start of New York's new fiscal year.
Since 2011, the Senate has joined the Governor and the Assembly to pass three consecutive on-time budgets that begin to address critically important economic and fiscal reform goals.
This year, we will look to build upon this welcome and long-overdue progress by enacting another on-time, fiscally responsible and economically sound budget that seeks to get New York moving in the right direction.
I can't do enough to encourage you to visit this website to learn more about Governor Cuomo's new budget proposal and to stay up to date on new developments as the budget review and approval process moves forward.
For additional information on the Governor Cuomo's 2014-15 proposed budget, visit the State Division of the Budget.
The Legislature's fiscal committees -- the Senate Finance Committee, and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee -- will begin a series of public hearings on the Governor's proposal on Monday, January 27th. See the full schedule here...
See the State Senate Finance Committee analysis of the governor's proposed budget.
Senator O'Mara issues a first reaction to Governor Cuomo's proposed budget HERE.