The leader of the Democrat-controlled state Assembly said Tuesday their budget proposal will include a property tax "circuit breaker" instead of the rebate program sought by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Speaker Sheldon Silver made the comment to state Capitol reporters as negotiations between legislative leaders and Cuomo over the state budget due April 1 enter the final weeks. The Assembly and the state Senate each were expected to vote Wednesday on separate budget proposals staking out their positions on the fiscal plan.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says a new poll shows New York must increase its minimum wage.
Legislative leaders say they are working on changes involving one of Cuomo's top issues: capping the growth of property taxes that are among the highest in the nation.