State budget delay leads to uncertain futures for BX programs and services
A number of programs and services in the Bronx are faced with uncertain futures due to the state budget being more than two months late.
The summer jobs program in the Bronx and city is just one program that relies on funding from the state. Without state money, the program is facing big cuts.
The state budget was supposed to be passed in April but lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement. Issues holding up the budget include state aid reform for schools, program funding and Medicaid.
In addition to the budget, lawmakers are considering bills on funding for assisted living, overhauling the drug laws and raising the minimum wage.
The state Legislature ends its regular session Tuesday and won't return until August.