NY lawmakers cancel budget hearing because of storm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s a snow day for New York lawmakers.
The state Legislature has canceled a hearing on state funding for environmental protection that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The event was postponed because of a storm expected to dump several inches of snow on Albany.
It’s one of several such hearings planned this month as lawmakers scrutinize different parts of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $168 billion state budget proposal. Other hearings have already been held on education spending, municipal government, public safety and economic development.
Wednesday’s hearing was to focus on Cuomo’s call for increased funding for water quality, a new sewage plant in Niagara Falls, programs to fight lake algae and efforts to clean up pollution.
The hearing is now planned for Feb. 27.