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Senate passes $135 billion budget

Posted at: 03/27/2013 11:31 AM
Updated at: 03/27/2013 12:29 PM
By: Andrew Murphy

ALBANY - The New York State Assembly will reconvene Thursday morning to pass its version of the state budget.

Early Wednesday the senate passed its version of the $135 billion budget.

Majority Leader Dean Skelos' office tells us the budget passed with some democrat opposition.

The spending plan increases the minimum wage to $9 an hour over a three year period and offers tax relief for families and small businesses.

It also includes an education-funding bill that provides school districts with state aid.

If you want to learn more about the education bill, CLICK HERE.