ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Legislature is calling for more spending, tax cuts and a higher minimum wage, even a roll-back of a new gun control law in their budget counter-proposals.
But Gov. Andrew Cuomo says money is short. He noted legislative proposals are often used for political posturing and often aren't likely to change the budget.
Cuomo also says Monday he won't allow a Senate proposal to cut the funding out of his gun control law. That law raised the ire of a vocal minority of upstate residents who live in mostly Republican districts.
Cuomo and legislative leaders plan to meet later Monday. Cuomo says a solid budget framework must be in place by the end of this week to hit the March 21 target to pass one of the earliest budgets in decades.