Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree To Budget Deal
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Top New York state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have agreed on a $142 billion budget that increases school funding by $1.4 billion, enhances legislative ethics rules and implements several of Cuomo's education reforms.
The deal announced late Sunday is expected to be voted on by lawmakers early this week.
The increase in school funding is accompanied by revisions to teacher evaluations that Cuomo says will help transform what he says is an "entrenched education bureaucracy."
The disclosure rules will require lawmakers to report outside income and, if they are attorneys, their big legal clients. Some clients would be redacted, however, if the state's court administrator agrees.
Proposals to raise the minimum wage or offer greater property tax relief were dropped from the final budget.