Capitol Pressroom: Transforming New York’s social safety net


February 7, 2022

Feb. 7, 2022 – Gov. Kathy Hochul’s spending plan for the state’s social welfare spending doesn’t include the types of cuts proposed by her predecessor, but stakeholders say it’s far short of the transformative plan they would like to see after New York received an influx of federal dollars. Assembly Children & Families Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi, a Queens Democrat, weighs in on the governor’s budget proposal, discussing the politics of her plan and how a final budget deal could invest much more.

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