FY2018

Cuomo runs up $152 billion tab, tax cuts included

By GREGORY ZELLER // After a whirlwind state-of-the-state tour outlining billions in state-funded regional initiatives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo whipped out his spending card Tuesday. Referencing six years of “fiscal discipline” and promising to reduce taxes, Cuomo unveiled a proposed FY2018 Executive Budget that includes $152.3 billion in spending – much of it dedicated to “smart investments in New York’s future,” according to the governor’s office. Built around $98.06 billion in state operating funds, plus federal stipends,…