ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is praising the Legislature for working with him to pass the third straight on-time budget.
Cuomo says in a video address that the Assembly's final legislative approval of the budget just before midnight Thursday night is the result of a working partnership with the Assembly and Senate.
Lawmakers easily avoided the annual April 1 deadline to pass a budget. The streak of on-time budgets began after former Gov. David Paterson uncovered a new power for governors to impose their budget if the April 1 deadline is missed.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the passage shows "an improved, more efficient process between the governor and the Legislature."