Albany, N.Y. - The Statehouse in Albany is getting back to work this week.
The Legislature will begin its session tomorrow. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will also deliver his Stare of the State address.
The state faces a $4 billion budget deficit as Democrats are looking to push back against a Republican Federal Tax Overhaul.
Also making for a bleak financial outlook is the often neglected finances of the NYC’s aging subway system. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority requires several billions of dollars of repairs. The Governor, lawmakers, and City officials, have blamed each other for years as the nation’s largest mass transit system decays.
The work will take place in the shadow of the fall elections and an upcoming corruption trial for a former top Cuomo aide involving two Syracuse development executives.