helped pass a fair,
budget that protects
New York City’s
Budget means more for our children and students, and quality, affordable health care for our families
Providing a substantial down-payment toward a brighter future
The budget provides over $848 million more in funding to public schools than last year – $327 million more for New York City schools. It also addresses inequities in the state’s building aid formula that have shortchanged the city by making more New York City school building projects eligible for state reimbursement, and increasing the reimbursement rate for city and other low wealth school districts by 5 percent – helping provide our children with a safe, modern environment conducive to learning. Together, these achievements provide a solid down-payment to help New York City schools provide our children with a sound basic education.
The budget also includes $4.5 million in additional aid to local library systems vetoed by the governor last year.
Protecting access to quality, affordable health care
The governor’s budget would have cut a hole in our families’ health care safety net. The Assembly fought for a budget that ensures quality health care while protecting taxpayers by:
Easing the burden on New York City taxpayers
The budget includes a soft cap on the growth of local Medicaid costs, which is estimated to save the city $523.6 million in the coming year – vital funding that should be reinvested in the city’s schools.
Improving New Yorkers’ commute
The Rebuild and Renew New York Transportation Bond Act is part of the budget. If voters approve the bond act this November, $2.9 billion will be available to preserve, renew and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure, including:
Helping working families keep more of their hard-earned money
The budget rejects the governor’s speeded up tax break for those earning over $500,000 a year to ensure the wealthiest New Yorkers contribute their fair share, and gives working families a break by:
“This year’s budget is an important victory for the families of New York. Working in
an open manner, members of the Senate and Assembly crafted a fair and responsible budget that
restores the governor’s cuts to health care and increases funding for schools — delivering
a complete and balanced budget on time”
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz • 3107 Kingsbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463 • (718) 796-5345