The Latest: NY lawmakers poised to pass budget

Posted at 10:03 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 10:03:41-04

New York lawmakers are poised to pass a new state budget after resolving a stalemate that caused them to blow through a Saturday deadline.
The state Senate began deliberations on a budget deal late Tuesday night, with the intention of passing it Wednesday, the same day the Assembly plans to take it up.
The more than $150 billion spending plan keeps taxes flat while increasing public education spending by more than $1 billion. It includes $2.5 billion for water infrastructure upgrades, expanded child-care tax credits and provisions allowing Uber and Lyft to expand upstate.
The budget's details have not yet been released but lawmakers say it will include increased college tuition assistance and a higher age of criminal responsibility so 16- and 17-year-old offenders aren't prosecuted and incarcerated as adults.