The New York City Council wants free lunch for all public school students added to the budget for fiscal year 2015.
New York's tentative $135 billion budget deal reached Wednesday includes provisions that would touch the working poor, middle-class families, millionaires, employers, and veterans looking for work.
The White House says Connecticut could lose tens of millions of dollars for education, protecting the environment, child care and other programs as automatic federal budget cuts loom.
A White House report shows education and the military would see big reductions in New Jersey if automatic cuts to the federal budget take hold this week.
Education issues are on the agenda in Albany as state Assembly lawmakers hold another in a series of public hearings on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposals.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy outlined his proposed $43.8 billion dollar budget for the next two fiscal years. Malloy said there are no new tax increases, but there is 5 percent growth in yearly spending.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to lead off a lineup of local government officials from around the state to weigh in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget on Monday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to keep his proposed spending growth under 2 percent in a budget that he again pledges will have no new taxes.