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New York passes third straight on-time budget

Posted at: 03/29/2013 12:48 AM
Updated at: 03/29/2013 11:31 AM

nullAfter decades of missed deadlines, New York State has is third straight on-time budget.

The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135-billion spending plan just before midnight.

So how does it impact your family and tax dollars?

Some of the key elements include a $350 tax rebate check for most middle class families and a new minimum wage that will rise to nine dollars over three years. There will also be reduced fees for hunting and fishing license.

News10NBC is told schools will see an increase in funding and there's also a program that will offer $15,000 in annual stipends for the most effective teachers beginning with math and science.

Friday morning we checked with local DMV officials about a smart-phone check in service. We found out the plan will be introduced at state DMV offices and not in offices that are run by counties. The closest state-run DMV office is in Syracuse.

Click here for a complete break-down of the new budget.