Advocacy Update – April 1 Arrives with No Budget Deal
April 1, 2017
Midnight came and went last night, March 31st, with no announcement of a budget deal, or adoption of any bills or extenders. Though the state fiscal year officially ended last night, because of the weekend, budget experts said there would be no immediate issue. The Governor released a statement indicating he would wait until Monday to see if a deal could be reached, before introducing a budget extender.
In the event an extender is introduced, is it unclear what would be included or for how long it would last. There is always the possibility that the Executive could include language from his original budget. There were rumors circulating that the extender could last until the federal budget comes out in May, or until the start of the federal fiscal year (October 1), if not longer.
Both houses are scheduled to reconvene for closed door conferences today, with the possibility of open session later in the day. NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will be at the Capitol with the legislature this weekend and will keep you up to date as details emerge.
NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will continue to update you on these and other issues.
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