Gov. Cuomo lays out his plan to pay for everything...
He has unveiled his $138 billion budget for the coming fiscal year which he says represents a spending increase of less than 2% accompanied by business, property, and estate tax relief. The governor says the state is starting with a surplus of about $2 billion.
Cuomo says this is more than just a budget. It contains a lot more programs and policies. He wants to establish statewide pre-K programs over the next five years at a cost of about $1.5 billion dollars.
He's also talking about a 2-year property tax freeze and plans to seek more money from the feds to replace flood-prone bridges. The budget will rely heavily on projected casino licensing fees, which could be granted as early as this fall.
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