New York State Budget 2015-16

How Cuomo wants to spend your money

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For each person in the state, the governor plans to spend

$7,173
Total Budget: $141.6 billion

Local schools*

State aid to local districts

$1,166 PER PERSON
$23 billion Total
UP $1.4B

Medicaid

State-funded portion

$885 PER PERSON
$17.5 billion Total
UP $749M

Local assistance

Transportation, tax rebates, health and social services and other local programs

$1,115 PER PERSON
$22 billion Total
DOWN $747M

SUNY/CUNY

Excluding staff benefits, debt payments and capital projects

$295 PER PERSON
$5.8 billion Total
DOWN $56M

Operating costs

For state agencies; payroll, fringe benefits, contracts

$1,019 PER PERSON
$20.1 billion Total
UP $521M

Debt

Repayments on state loans

$280 PER PERSON
$5.5 billion Total
DOWN $307M

Capital projects

Construction, infrastructure and one-time purchases

$475 PER PERSON
$9.4 billion Total
UP $1.4B

Federal aid

For Medicaid, school aid, welfare, homeland security and other federal programs

$1,938 PER PERSON
$38.3 billion Total
UP $929M

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Source: New York State Division of the Budget; U.S. Census Bureau

* Schools funding is for the state fiscal year and assumes that the State Legislature will also adopt Cuomo’s education reform package.