Gov. Cuomo Wants $35M More For After School Programs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state would spend $35 million more on after school programs for some of the most vulnerable children in the state under a plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo, a Democrat, included the funding in the $152 billion state budget proposal released Tuesday.
The money would provide after school programming for an estimated 22,000 additional children in low-wage communities, a 36 percent increase.
Cuomo's budget plan also includes $1 billion in new spending on public education.
Lawmakers are now beginning the process of reviewing the spending document. They will likely make changes and hope to approve a final budget before the new fiscal year begins April 1.