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Last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a budget that cut $3.7 billion, with huge cuts to education and Medicaid, and mergers and consolidations in criminal justice. The proposed overall budget is $132.9 billion.
The Legal Action Center released a preliminary analysis of how the proposed budget would affect substance abuse, criminal justice, and HIV/AIDs.
The proposed budget recommends $671 for OASAS ($432 million in state operating funds, and $239 million in other funds). This is a decrease of $46 million, or 6.4 percent.
Other highlights from the OA-SAS proposed budget:
* Deferring Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Defer the planned …