Adams says $1B in state migrant aid isn’t enough to reverse city budget cuts


Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday said that $1 billion approved in the state budget for reimbursing the Big Apple’s migrant crisis spending won’t be enough to reverse recent wide-ranging cuts he’s made to city agency budgets in anticipation of the influx’s projected cost.

The $1 billion reimbursement, which will cover 29% of the city’s cost for sheltering the migrants over this fiscal year and the next, is part of the $229 billion state budget deal being passed this week, after being proposed by Governor Kathy Hochul earlier this year. The state spending plan is over a month late, as it was due to pass by an April 1 deadline.