Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday delivered his $145 billion state budget that includes a 4.3 percent increase in school aid, billions in transportation upgrades and a package of ethics reforms aimed to clean up the Capitol.
Among Cuomo’s ethics proposals is a cap on lawmakers’ outside income — which has been the source of many of the lawmakers corruption problems.
The Governor’s budget calls for $22 billion over five years to fix upstate’s ailing roads and bridges and $26 billion over five years for New York City-area mass transit.
Cuomo urged the legislature to support his initiatives. They have until March 31 to pass an on-time budget for the next fiscal year.