NY lawmakers want to boost funding for housing, child care

NY lawmakers want to boost funding for housing, child care

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Leaders of New York’s Democratic-controlled Legislature want to boost funding for housing, child care and home care in this year’s budget. Legislative leaders have spent weeks negotiating with Gov. Kathy Hochul over the state budget, which lawmakers must pass by April 1. Both legislative proposals would boost funding for rental relief, utility debt and home care. Neither included extra relief for undocumented workers. The Assembly’s proposal did not include the Senate’s proposed statewide ban on fossil fuels in new construction.

Photo: Angela Jozwicki of Centereach, N.Y., poses for a portrait with her nearly two year-old son son Cameryn, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Holtsville, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)