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How New Yorkers Cut Out of Unemployment and Stimulus Checks Can Tap $2.1B Fund

Some 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers are now eligible for help under the historic Excluded Workers Fund established in the state budget. But there are still some more hurdles to get the cash. Here’s a breakdown.

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NYC Schools to get Billions of New Dollars Under State Budget Deal

Education advocates are optimistic that this spending plan will help districts create programs for students’ academic and mental health needs.

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Tenants and Landlords’ Future Hang in Balance Over State Budget. Here’s What That Means

After a year of Band-Aids, lawmakers in Albany finally have the big bucks to pass a substantial relief program as part of the state budget. Here’s what you need to know about what’s on the table for renters, landlords and homeowners.

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Hunger Strikers Demand $3.5B Relief Fund for Undocumented New Yorkers in State Budget. Will Cuomo Come Through?

Governor and legislative leaders agree that workers excluded from state and federal COVID economic aid programs should get financial assistance, but Cuomo demand for paper trails has some bill backers alarmed.

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Tax-the-Rich Push Drives High-Stakes Cuomo State Budget Showdown

Federal aid and higher-than-expected tax revenues are enough to fill the pandemic budget gap. Progressives say more taxes are needed to repair COVID-19 damage while tax opponents argue a hike would drive high-earners from New York.

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Number of Million-Dollar NYC Earners Hit Record, New Stats Show, Even as Tax Bills Grew

The number of New Yorkers making $1 million or more a year jumped 20% between 2015 and 2018. As de Blasio backs more taxes on the wealthy to ease the pandemic economic crisis, Cuomo warns of a taxpayer exodus.

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Cuomo Plays Budget Waiting Game with NYC Potentially Billions in the Hole

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CUNY Fall Semester Enrollment Drops as Financial Outlook Takes Toll on Students and Staff

Student sign-ups decline as the city’s public colleges shed more jobs — including over 2,800 part-time professors their union is fighting to get rehired.

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Cuomo Plays Waiting Game on Federal Aid as Small Funding Cuts Threaten to Turn Huge

With a $10 billion pandemic-driven deficit looming and help from Washington uncertain, New York City braces for the worst. Meanwhile, AOC calls for a billionaires’ tax.

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What You Need to Know to Decode Gov. Cuomo’s $175 Billion-Plus State Budget Speech

New York’s quirk-packed budget process gets more complicated this year, thanks to a Medicaid-fueled $6 billion deficit. Here’s how it all affects you.

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