Governor Cuomo issued his 2022 budget proposal on January 19, 2021. The state is facing a $15 billion budget deficit that the Governor hopes will be filled by federal funding. His budget does include various revenue raisers to help offset the budget hole, such as legalizing adult use marijuana and on-line sports betting. It does not include any increased taxes on the ultra-wealthy.
Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Helene E. Weinstein have announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2021-22 Executive Budget Proposal. 2021 Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule (nyassembly.gov)
These hearings, each of which focuses on a programmatic area, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committees with public input on the Executive Budget Proposal. In the interest of public health and safety, the hearings will be conducted virtually using web-based video conferencing.
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