Cuomo Releases 2019 State Budget Proposal
Governor Andrew Cuomo released his 2019 budget proposal on Tuesday.
In a speech unveiling the $168 billion spending plan, Cuomo mostly focused on the deficit and the federal government.
He says recent changes to the federal tax code amount to a missile targeting New York.
Cuomo wants to restructure the state tax laws, shifting to an employer-paid system.
New York is facing a projected $4-billion dollar deficit this year and a $2 billion in federal health care cuts.
The budget includes a $769 million increase in school aid, continues the phase-in of the Middle Class Tax Cut for six million New Yorkers and establishes a new opioid epidemic surcharge
A budget must be approved by April 1st.