The $229 billion FY 2024 New York State Budget reflects Governor Hochul's bold agenda to make New York more affordable, more livable, and safer by making smart, responsible investments in mental health care, public safety, housing, education, climate initiatives, and more.
Governor Hochul's FY 2024 Budget reflects New York's steady finances, even as global economic trends send mixed signals. The Budget is balanced, and deposits to reserves that had been planned for FY 2024 and FY 2025 will be completed by the end of the current year — two years ahead of schedule — for a total of $19.5 billion secured for a rainy day. In keeping with the Governor's promise, the FY 2024 Budget does not include any new increases in State income tax.
This is an historic day for the great State of New York, because we take one step closer to helping millions of New Yorkers achieve that dream of better, more inclusive opportunities for people, making people feel safer when they walk down the streets, where they can find opportunity and success for themselves and their families.
FY 2024 New York State Budget Highlights
Improving Public Safety
Historic investments to drive down gun violence, improve the criminal justice system, and create a safer New York State.
Expanding Mental Health Care
Transformative $1 billion, multi-year investment to overhaul the State’s continuum of mental health care & address the unmet needs of NY'ers.
Strengthening Abortion Protections
Nation-leading protections for abortion access to solidify New York's status as a safe harbor for all those who seek abortion care.
Investing in Education
Historic education funding includes a record $34.5 billion in total School Aid, the highest level ever.
Supporting Homeowners & Tenants
Adds $391 million for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and creates a nation-leading program to combat childhood lead exposure.
Improving Public Transit
Record investment to save the MTA and secure long-term stability for public transit.
Advancing Climate Action
Transformative investments of more than $30 billion for sustainable buildings, energy affordability, and clean energy development.
Growing Jobs and Driving Economic Growth
Transformative investments to support New York's business community and boost the state economy.
Increasing the Minimum Wage
Historic plan to help low-wage New Yorkers by raising the minimum wage and indexing future increases to inflation.
Funding Child Care
Significant actions to expand access to affordable child care, invest in New York State's child care workforce and support working families.
Building a Stronger Health Care System
Multi-year, $22 billion investment to support high-quality health care & expand Medicaid benefits for 7.8+ million low-income New Yorkers.
Curbing Illicit Cannabis
New legislation will increase civil and tax penalties for the illicit sale of cannabis from unlicensed dispensaries.
Modernizing State Workforce
Eliminating civil service application fees, offering civil service exams on an ongoing basis, and expanding hiring for individuals with disabilities.
Supporting the Agricultural Industry
Significant investment in agricultural industry to support the food supply chain and promote local foods and businesses.