Governor Cuomo gave up some items in the newly announced state budget deal, but so did the legislature.
The budget that will be adopted by the legislature is largely unchanged from what the governor initially proposed. That’s partly because some of the more controversial budget items, like pension reform, were settled separately earlier in the month.
Governor Cuomo, in a briefing to cabinet members, said “I think this is smart, intelligent document”.
“And probably one of the best budgets that’s been done in a long time,” Cuomo added.