Gov. Kathy Hochul agreed to boost her proposed budget by $4 billion in exchange for $600 million to help build a new Buffalo Bills stadium and support for her plan to roll back the state’s controversial bail reform law, sources told The Post on Friday.
Hochul was able to make the deals — leading to Thursday’s overdue agreement on a record $200 billion spending plan for fiscal 2023 — because the state is flush with cash from federal COVID-19 funds, sources said.
“The tradeoff is: We get $4 billion to add to Hochul’s $216 billion,” an Assembly Democrat from New York City said.
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