New York Assembly Democrats rejected Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to raise the retirement age and offer a 401(k)-type option to future workers in their version of the budget, according to a legislative memo released yesterday.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proposed a 2 percent property-tax cap, a plan similar to the one Governor Andrew Cuomo has pushed lawmakers to pass before their session ends next month. The state’s top Republican legislator said a three-way agreement on a cap has been reached.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is calling his chamber’s fellow Democrats to a Dec. 6 meeting in anticipation of a special legislative session on the deficit that may start the following day, according to spokesman Michael Whyland.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to fully fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s five-year capital budget, allowing projects such as the Second Avenue subway to proceed as planned, said a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a measure meant to reduce the number of people arrested for marijuana possession after they’ve been detained under the New York City Police Department’s so-called stop-and-frisk policy.