Inside the NYS budget deal: Legal sports betting, billions in new relief for renters and schools

State legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo reached an agreement on Tuesday afternoon for spending plan going into fiscal year 2022 — but the handshake came six days beyond the April 1 deadline.

The budget includes $29.5 billion in aid to schools, $29 billion in public and private “green economy investments,” $2.4 billion for rent and mortgage relief, legalized mobile sports betting and other facets that Cuomo believes will contribute to a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccinations become the norm across the state.

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