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Gov. Cuomo Outlines $132B NY State Budget

Gov. Cuomo Outlines $132B NY State Budget
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Governor Cuomo details his budget proposals for New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to keep his proposed spending growth under 2 percent in a budget that he again pledges will have no new taxes.

An Administration official says Cuomo's budget address Tuesday will also focus on providing funding to back to up his school reform package and to support upstate jobs programs and tourism.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because Cuomo hadn't yet released any details of his budget.   Public school aid is already scheduled for a 4-percent increase in spending.

The budget proposal, scheduled for 2 p.m., must also contend with a deficit of more than $1 billion. The spending plan is expected to be about $134 billion.

Cuomo's afternoon address in Albany on Tuesday will include plans to pay for initiatives he outlined in his state of the state speech earlier this month, notably in education and economic development.

Other topics are likely to include the expanded casino gambling Cuomo has said he'd like voters to approve as a potential new source of state revenue and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, another possible revenue source that hasn't yet been approved by state regulators.

An administration official says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will keep his proposed spending growth under 2 percent in a budget that he again pledges will have no new taxes.