- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Many of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top priorities in Albany were left out of the state budget and will have to be decided by lawmakers later this spring.

The $142 billion state budget approved by lawmakers early Wednesday didn’t include progressive proposals sought by the mayor, including a minimum wage increase and the Dream Act, which would extend financial aid to students in the country illegally.

Other big issues for the city will also be left to the end of the session, including de Blasio’s request to extend mayoral control of New York City schools and the renewal of the city’s long-standing rent regulations.

Following a few weeks off, lawmakers will return to Albany for the final two months of their legislative session.



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