Albany. NY (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday night that state lawmakers have reached a deal on a budget for the new fiscal year. Lawmakers missed their deadline of April 1, but passed a two-month extension of the previous budget earlier this week.
The budget includes ride-sharing expansion throughout Upstate New York. Ride-sharing has previously only been allowed in New York City. The deal also includes funding for a program that will offer free tuition to a SUNY or CUNY school to middle-class New Yorkers.
Another provision in the budget tackles juvenile justice reform. The “raise the age” provision will no longer treat 16- and 17-year-olds as adults when they are charged with crimes.
The New York State Assembly and State Senate must still vote on the agreement. Stay with News 4 and WIVB.com for continuing updates.