Cuomo presser on budget deal has begun. Follow updates here 👇
"This budget is certainly the most robust, most important budget that we have done in this state, I believe in modern history," Gov. Cuomo says of a budget that featured several big setbacks for him on taxes/excluded workers/Penn Station
"The future belongs to the economy and the region that adjusts to our new reality the fastest," Cuomo. "this is an opportunity for New York to capitalize COVID is not just going to go away."
"We have three main goals"
Here is how the new taxes in state budget add up
More info on tax increase on wealthy approved in state budget

"These tax changes, anticipate the repeal of SALT," Cuomo says. Biden has not been so hot on this idea as of late.
"Denial of a problem is a sure way to be overcome by the problem," Cuomo says...
Semper Cuomois
One thing that would be interesting ... is how volunteer firefighters and other do-gooders might use similar training (prob not this specifically) in the future, kind of like bio weapons training after 9/11
Cuomo trumpeting new $2.4B rent program
More housing stuff in budget highlighted by Cuomo
NEW: Cuomo says the NYS Comptroller will examine excluded workers fund before it goes online, as well as AG Tish James, for potential fraud vulnerabilities
Cuomo going on for 50 minutes about state budget details that are mostly all very well known, especially with the reporters who cover him...

Still waiting on opportunity for press questions ...
Cuomo on that controversial PENN15 project

For the record: This is a rush transcript and I said "fucking ship" when the internet cut out
One hour in, Cuomo has still not said anything about crossbows
Cuomo lessons on life

"The question in life. What separates winners from losers. Successful people from unsuccessful people, what do you do when you get knocked flat back."

Say what you will, it's a philosophy of sorts...
Cuomo garbles David Friedfel name as he thanks Senate Finance sec for job well done on budget. Always next year
ALERT to colleagues in the press

Cuomo has still not answered questions about...

- preferential covid tests for his family
- $4M book deal that might violate ethics rules
- All those sexual misconduct allegations, remember those?
- When/Where his sexual harssment training?
Call it the official surrender from Cuomo

State budget chief: Foundation Aid to be "fully funded over the next three years"

I was still wondering if there was a promise to follow through next year and the year after

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6 Apr
I'll be tweeting out the latest from Cuomo's press-free 2pm event bc you never know what he might say!

Follow thread below👇
Cuomo hanging with the troops at Javits
Gary LaBarbara of the state Building Trades Council is among those appearing with Cuomo

He had a few budget asks of the administration which have made it into a final deal

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6 Apr
The State Senate is getting ready to convene to take up some budget bills. Follow the debate on this thread once things get going 👇
Now up before the state Senate is S2507C – "Health and Mental Hygiene"…
GOP state Sen George Borello asking about new requirement that nursing homes spend a dedicate % of revenue on services

"You're not going to be using these facilities anymore as cash-making machines," @NYSenatorRivera says
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5 Apr
I'll be posting a thread off this post with highlights from the "COVID update with Q&A" 👇if and when it happens this afternoon
Cuomo speaking to press at 3:30pm via conference call
"We're focused on vaccinations," Cuomo tells reporters on Monday conference call five days past April 1 budget deadline
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“Strong-willed men in politics are often portrayed as these like manic geniuses,” political consultant Lis Smith, who has worked with DeRosa in the past, said in an interview. “Strong-willed women and politics are somehow always just a mix of Miranda Priestly and Regina George."
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