June 1 start to N.Y. fiscal year urged

Liz Krueger

January 30, 2010


There is a push from some lawmakers to change the state's fiscal year from April 1 to June 1.

Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, chairperson of the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform, says the change would make a big difference. Having a fiscal year that begins before the April 15 filing deadline for income-tax returns means the governor and lawmakers put together the budget without the most complete information on state revenues, she said.

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