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State lawmakers pass budget resolutions despite threats from Gov. Cuomo as deadline looms

Posted at 6:14 AM, Mar 14, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature has passed its resolutions for New York's budget amid renewed threats by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any spending plan that doesn't make the 2 percent property tax permanent.

The Assembly and Senate both passed one-house budget bills Wednesday, hours after the Democratic governor said during two public events held downstate that he won't sign off on a budget that doesn't include a permanent tax cap.

The Senate's budget proposal includes a cap, but the Assembly's spending plan doesn't. Cuomo has made the tax cap a must-do component of his $175 billion budget proposal.

Cuomo and legislative leaders will now use each of the budget proposals to try to reach a final budget agreement for the 2019-2020 state fiscal year by the April 1 deadline.