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Governor Makes New Staff Appointments

2015-16 State Budget

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New York State Senate

Governor Cuomo made numerous Senior Staff and Cabinet Appointments. To access a complete list of Appointments, please click HERE

The Governor has proposed an All Funds State Budget of $141.6 billion for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2015-16, a 2.8% increase over last SFY (due mostly to increased capital spending). The increase in spending for State Operations is 1.7% above the SFY 2014-15, thus below the 2% State Spending Benchmark. All State Agency budgets were essentially held flat, while Medicaid spending grew by 3.6%, and Schools funding by 4.8%.

Click HERE to access the Executive Budget Financial Plan

New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) was recently appointed as the Chairman of the New York Sate Senate Environmental Committee . Senator O'Mara was first elected to the New York State Senate on November 2, 2010 and prior to his appointment served on the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. Prior to his Senate election, he was first elected to the Assembly in 2004.


Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Suffolk) was appointed as chair of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee (vacant by reason of retirement from the Assembly of past Chair Robert Sweeny (D-Suffolk)). 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York State Assembly

Environmental Committee Chairs


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