ALBANY — The ongoing war between Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio is getting costly for the city.
Cuomo in his new $145 billion state budget plan unveiled Wednesday called on the city to pay significantly more toward CUNY and Medicaid.
One source said the city could be on the hook for about $800 million in new costs, which would amount to a large portion of the savings Cuomo has in his budget.
“It’s a big (slap) at the mayor,” the source said of Cuomo’s plan.
“This is a bad budget for New York City,” added a city official.
The changes mean the state is reneging on its pledge to support CUNY and is passing the cost for soaring Medicaid expenses on to city taxpayers.
A Politico NY piece calculated the cost to NYC in Cuomo's proposed budget as a $1 billion dollars.
Cuomo's aiming to harm de Blasio and make him one term mayor by causing budget problems - and he's harming New York City residents in the crossfire.
Alas that Preetmas didn't come earlier in the week.
With Cuomo let off the hook by the US attorney for Moreland tampering, he is free to do all the evil he wants - and he is taking advantage.