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Special Olympics New York's budget funding to be restored

Posted at 6:39 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 12:23:14-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Cuomo has promised to restore state funding to Special Olympics New York, according to the organization.

The president of the organization issued a statement saying that the “Special Olympics New York is thankful to the Governor for fully funding the State’s annual $1.1 million commitment, and restoring the $50,000 for the Unified Champion Schools program. Special Olympics New York is grateful to the Governor for his generous support during a difficult budget year.”

In New York State's newest budget, the Special Olympics had been scheduled to lose $50,000 in funding.

Back in 2017, the state budget included an increase of the organization's operating budget to $200,000. The 2019 budget allocates $150,000 for the organization.