NYS budget has major questions attached to it

State leaders have to come up with a budget. The deadline is hours away – with an outcome expected by nightfall.

The vote will happen by phone. It’s the first time such a thing will occur.

One of the biggest challenges that the state faces at the moment is a budget gap of $6 billion.

It’s largely caused by Medicaid.

Now though, the state is facing new questions and concerns as Governor Andrew Cuomo looks ahead at other shortfalls caused by COVID-19.

“We’re going to have to cut education aid because that’s the number one expense,” Cuomo said on Monday.

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