Budget Highlights: The Governor's budget cuts back projected spending on education and health care, and cut the budget for state agencies by more than half a billion dollars in the next fiscal year. Mr. Cuomo will also seek to delay large increases in school spending that were mandated by a 2006 court ruling and intended to help poorer school districts. Mr. Cuomo does not propose extending a temporary state income tax increase on wealthy New Yorkers.
Most categories including higher ed. are cut 10% statewide. Schools cut by $1.5 Billion 2.9% decrease from last year.