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New York lawmakers start voting on $229B budget 1 month after deadline

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2023
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New York lawmakers began voting Monday on a $229 billion state budget due a month ago that would raise the minimum wage, crack down on illicit pot shops and ban gas stoves and furnaces in new buildings. Negotiations among Gov. Kathy Hochul and her fellow Democrats in control of the Legislature dragged on past the April 1 budget deadline, largely because of disagreements over changes to the bail law and other policy proposals included in the spending plan. Floor debates on some budget bills began Monday. State Senate Majority Leader...

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