New York State Senate Passes One-House Budget Resolution

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Proposes Amendments to Executive Budget to Boost Affordability and Prosperity for Working-Class New Yorkers

The New York State Senate today adopted a resolution in response to the 2024 - 2025 Executive Budget. The Senate’s one-house resolution proposes amendments to appropriations made in the Governor's budget within the authority provided to it according to Section 4 of Article VII of the New York State Constitution. The Legislature can delete or reduce appropriations contained in the bills that make up the Executive Budget. It can also increase appropriations in those bills provided that such additions are stated separately and distinctly from the original items of the bill and refer each to a single object or purpose. The Senate one-house budget resolution outlines these amendments.

The one-house resolution advanced by the Senate marks the Majority Conference’s commitment to enacting a 2024 - 2025 State Budget that makes New York State “more affordable and prosperous for its working individuals and families.” It proposes “restoring public education funding, advancing New York’s climate change fight, delivering housing reforms, providing resources for family farms, and creating the local jobs of the future.” Read the Senate Majority Conference press release.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, “This year’s One-House Budget highlights the Senate Majority’s unyielding efforts to build a more affordable, equitable, and prosperous New York. Our One-House Budget is a testament to our commitment to the hardworking families of this state. By restoring critical funding to public education, advancing our climate goals, improving housing, providing tax relief to those who need it most, and enhancing vital services, we are setting a strong foundation for the future. Together, we are moving New York forward and together with Governor Hochul and our partners in the Assembly we will deliver for New Yorkers.”

Senate Majority Deputy Leader Mike Gianaris said, “With the passage of our budget proposal, the Senate is leading with an inclusive agenda addressing the fundamental needs of New Yorkers. We make critical investments to maintain and create affordable housing, improve public transit, secure safe schools, and provide more equitable healthcare. I am proud to work with my colleagues to advance these proposals including my own to provide a historic level of funding for more reliable and affordable bus service.”

Senate Finance Chair Liz Krueger, said “I am proud that once again the Senate is offering a one-house budget that provides a thoughtful, responsible alternative to the Executive’s proposal, one that protects New Yorkers’ healthcare and education from spending cuts while laying out an ambitious, multi-pronged package thigh-incomeo support building more affordable housing while protecting existing tenants; one that includes wage increases for low-wage health and human services workers, funding to help pay off New York’s unemployment insurance debt, a modest increase in high income corporate tax rates, and a full package of legislation to protect our environment and act on the climate crisis. The Senate is laying out a vision of a New York that provides for hard-working families and makes the investments we need to preserve our gains and create shared prosperity for all New Yorkers well into the future.”

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