Welcome to ASBO New York's State Budget information page. ASBO analyses and materials related to the state budget will be posted here. For past years' budget information, click here.
30-day Amendments Relating to P-12 Education
The Governor released 30-day amendments relating to P-12 education late on February 14, 2019.
The Governor’s proposal continues to exempt school aid from budget reductions that may occur if state revenue is low. School aid may be affected if federal funding is reduced by at least $850 million.
Legislative action outside the budget process can have no significant fiscal impact without a process to identify funding.
The Executive’s Budget amendments introduced “pay-go” language to provide for the offset, through spending reductions and/or receipts increases, of bills that are adopted outside of the Budget and have a fiscal impact of at least $1 million. The Legislature could still act on bills with a significant fiscal impact; the language just ensures that there is a plan in place to maintain Budget balance.
Equity plan legislation, if enacted, will occur regardless of any reductions that occur if revenue is low.
An assortment of different competitive grants awarded since 2012 are re-appropriated and extended to March 31, 2020, correcting an oversight by updating the special lapse date embedded in the appropriation language (currently 3/31/19).
Read our summary of changes, along with descriptions released by the New York State Budget Division and links to bill language.
ASBO Testimony at Joint Budget Hearing on Executive Budget Proposal
Michael Borges, Executive Director, offered testimony to New York's joint legislative body on February 6, 2019. In his testimony, which can be found here, he outlined the need for critical changes to the Executive's proposal which lacks a meaningful commitment to fully fund Foundation Aid owed to school districts among other shortcomings.
On January 15, The Governor presented his Executive Budget. In it he called for a 3.6 percent increase in education aid for a total funding level of $27.7 billion in state aid to school districts.
Deborah H. Cunningham, Director of Education and Research, and Andrew Van Alstyne, Deputy Director of Education and Research will break down the proposal in a webinar at 2:30 p.m. on January 17. You can register for the webinar here. The powerpoint presentation and accompanying materials are available below: