[March 12, 2012 UPDATE: The Senate today acted on its formal 2012-2013 Budget Resolution, spelling out proposed revisions to the 2012-2013 Executive Budget proposal and setting the stage for final negotiations with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Assembly on a new state budget. Click here for details on the Senate Budget Resolution]
Governor Andrew Cuomo has now released his 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal -- the first step in this year's state budget adoption process leading up to the April 1, 2012 start of New York's new fiscal year.
In 2011, the Senate joined the Governor and the Assembly to pass an on-time budget that achieved the critically important goals of controlling and reducing state spending, avoiding tax increases, and encouraging a better business climate and the creation of private-sector jobs.
This year, we will look to build upon this welcome and long-overdue progress by passing another on-time, fiscally responsible and economically sound budget that keeps New York moving in the right direction.
I can't do enough to encourage you to visit this website to learn more about the Governor's new budget proposal and to stay up-to-date on new developments as the budget review and approval process moves forward.
Find additional information on the Governor's 2012-2013 budget proposal here...
and even more from 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 23rd. See the full schedule here...
View the Senate Majority's analysis of this year's Executive Budget proposal.
On January 18th, the Cuomo administration launched a new, interactive website -- www.NYGetInvolved.com -- to "bring New Yorkers together to learn about the Governor's agenda and to help inform the public about the latest on key initiatives."
Senator O'Mara issues a first reaction to Governor Cuomo's proposed budget here.