Assembly passes state budget

By Erika Mahoney

Assembly passes state budget

March 29, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 3:38 PM EDT

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announces the passage of the New York State budget Thursday.

The agreement includes increases for state and municipal transportation projects, including a $75 million increase from the executive's budget for CHIPS and Funding for Roads.

Silver said this is a 21 percent increase from last year's budget and will help local governments improve infrastructure.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R- 131st District) said something he is not pleased with is the cut to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

"The fact that we are making a $90 million cut to the developmentally disabled in the state is unacceptable and should have never been a part of this agreement," Kolb said.

The budget now moves on to the governor's office.

The deadline is Monday.

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