Once again this year, Governor Cuomo broke with tradition and combined the annual State of the State with the Executive Budget Address and delivered one speech to the New York State Legislature. And once again this year, the Governor’s proposals are a mixed bag for Buffalo Niagara employers.
As the Governor and State Legislature work to finalize a State Budget before the April 1 deadline, the future of both Design-Build and IDA ‘reform’ in New York is becoming clearer.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and our partner organization, Unshackle Upstate, have long advocated for a permanent Design-Build program in New York.
The Partnership has been actively engaged in the NYS budget process over the last three months.
The NYS budget was released over the weekend, and despite positive advances on tax relief, the lack of a Brownfield Cleanup Program re-authorization is a blow to Upstate.