Cuomo Budget Proposal Calls For Medicaid Savings, Pot Sales
(AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that includes a plan to create a team tasked with reining in spending on Medicaid.
The Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending from the program.
The Medicaid proposal was part of an overall spending plan that would increase state spending by 1.9%.
In his budget proposal, Cuomo also outlined a five-year plan that would spend $33 billion fighting climate change or preserving the environment.
He says his budget would increase spending on infrastructure by $25 billion to record levels.