Lawmakers to vote on $140 billion budget


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State lawmakers are expected to vote Monday on a new $140 billion budget.

The spending plan includes money for full day pre-kindergarten, salary increases for low-paid direct care workers, and a test run of public financing for political campaigns, with tax money supporting the race for state comptroller.

The budget will be considered on time if it’s enacted by midnight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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