NY Lawmakers Finalize $220B Budget, Boosted by Federal Funds

New York is set to rely on an influx of federal funds and higher-than-expected tax revenues to balance a $220 billion, one-year state budget, which lawmakers passed Saturday morning.

Disagreements over policy issues held up passage of the spending plan over a week past an April 1 deadline. The budget has often served over the decades as a vehicle for passing major policy legislation, and this year is being used to tackle issues expected to resonate with voters during an election year.

The budget will head to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk for her expected signature. It’s set to boost pay for health care and home care workers, shave 16

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