Done deal? Hochul announces ‘conceptual’ $229 billion New York state budget plan nearly a month late


After 27 days of negotiating past their April 1 deadline, Governor Kathy Hochul said Thursday night she and state legislative leaders have finally reached a “conceptual” Fiscal Year 2024 state budget agreement.

The tentative state spending plan shakes out to a balanced $229 billion, Hochul said during an impromptu Thursday night press conference in the state capitol, that’s up roughly $2 billion from her $227 billion executive budget unveiled in February