There is a lot to like in New York State’s 5 billion budget. Democrats, in commanding control of the Legislature for the first time in a half-century, agreed on Sunday on sweeping changes that had been blocked for years when Republicans ran the State Senate.
New York City will become the first city in the country with congestion pricing, securing crucial funding for the subways in a long-delayed victory for mass transit over the automobile.
Bail and pretrial detention will be eliminated for a vast majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, and prosecutors will have to turn over far more of their case files to defense lawyers before trial.
Single-use plastic bags will be banned, putting New York in line with California and environmentally conscious cities and counties that have long had this common-sense measure. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislators killed New York City’s effort to ban the bags in 2017.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the way the state budget is completed: behind closed doors, in the middle of the night, with the governor and legislative leaders slipping in all manner of surprises and pork.
Chief among the victims of Albany deal-making this year was public financing of election campaigns, which would give candidates matching funds to make it easier for challengers to run and to empower small donors.
Facing opposition from many Assembly members, legislative leaders and Mr. Cuomo punted, creating a new commission to fashion a plan instead. The budget requires the state to establish the public financing system but leaves critically important details to the commission, which will be made up of nine members appointed by Mr. Cuomo and senior lawmakers. It is to issue recommendations for the new system by Dec. 1. Those proposals will go into effect Dec. 22 unless a law is enacted before that date to block the plan.
The commission could succeed — but only if Mr. Cuomo; Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Senate majority leader; and Carl Heastie, the Assembly speaker, move swiftly to appoint independent and knowledgeable people to the panel.
To make the system useful for first-time candidates, it will also have to offer a substantial match for small-donor contributions. New York City’s public financing system, for example, offers a candidate for every dollar raised.
Other provisions touted as major victories came with asterisks.
The congestion pricing agreement, under which cars will pay tolls for entering the busiest part of Manhattan, directs 80 percent of the revenue raised to the subways, where it is most needed. But the plan left unclear how much sway New York City, as opposed to Albany, will have over how the program is run.
The budget includes a billion increase in education funding — but advocates said state leaders yet again failed to address the inequity in funding to New York City districts, the subject of a 20-year-plus court battle.
Legislators approved a transfer tax on the sale of homes worth more than million, with a sliding scale up to 4.15 percent for homes worth million or more. The legislators agreed on the tax after scrapping what would have been a more lucrative, annual tax on thousands of those properties, known as the pied-à-terre tax, after an intense campaign from the real estate industry.
In an eyebrow-raising move, Mr. Cuomo gutted the independence of the Public Authorities Control Board — the body that had the ability to reject the deal for Amazon to build a major complex in Queens — by allowing the governor to remove any board members he decides have acted beyond their powers.
Still, despite the messy way the budget was passed, it came with real gains.
Public defenders, for instance, say that its criminal justice reforms will keep tens of thousands of people who are charged with nonviolent crimes from languishing in jail before they get a trial. The reforms were inspired in large part by cases like that of Kalief Browder, who spent three years at the city jail in Rikers Island without trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. The charges were eventually dismissed. Two years later, Mr. Browder committed suicide.
Justine Olderman, executive director of the Bronx Defenders, a legal aid group, said the reforms enacted by Albany were the most promising she had seen in a 20-year career and could turn the state into a leader in criminal justice.
“It’s historic,” she said. “It’s like Christmas.”
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济公救世心水论坛【楚】【天】【都】【市】【报】11【月】10【日】【讯】（【记】【者】【王】【进】【良】 【通】【讯】【员】【丁】【真】 【李】【洋】【洋】）11【月】6【日】，【作】【为】2019【武】【汉】【设】【计】【双】【年】【展】【活】【动】【之】【一】【的】【全】【国】【首】【届】【石】【文】【化】【创】【意】【设】【计】【大】【赛】【在】【汉】【正】【式】【启】【动】，【武】【汉】【工】【商】【学】【院】【艺】【术】【与】【设】【计】【学】【院】【大】【二】【学】【生】【张】【亮】【的】【课】【程】【作】【品】【被】【确】【定】【为】【大】【赛】【主】【视】【觉】【设】【计】【并】【在】【启】【动】【仪】【式】【上】【首】【发】【亮】【相】，【该】【校】【另】【外】19【名】【学】【生】【参】【与】【设】【计】【的】14【幅】【课】【程】【作】【品】【也】【在】【武】【汉】【双】【年】【展】【主】【会】【场】【展】【出】。
【白】【山】【水】【看】【着】【坐】【在】【那】【不】【穿】【褂】【子】【裸】【着】【上】【身】【的】【古】【怪】【老】【头】，【在】【准】【备】【侃】【侃】【而】【谈】，【突】【然】【感】【觉】【心】【中】【泛】【起】【意】【兴】【阑】【珊】【之】【意】，【不】【知】【为】【何】【对】【于】【这】【事】【情】【的】【对】【于】【错】，【玉】【溪】【姑】【娘】【有】【意】【还】【是】【无】【意】，【或】【者】【整】【件】【事】【的】【来】【龙】【去】【脉】【他】【全】【然】【失】【去】【了】【兴】【趣】。 … 【他】【霍】【然】【起】【身】，【不】【顾】【常】【禹】【州】【等】【人】【诧】【异】【的】【目】【光】。 【双】【手】【施】【了】【环】【礼】，【拱】【手】【道】【一】【声】：“【现】【在】【还】【有】【事】，【便】【先】
【唐】【砂】【也】【是】【一】【脸】【怪】【异】，【笑】【了】【笑】【道】：“【可】【能】【认】【错】【人】【了】。” 【欧】【阳】【富】【贵】【不】【说】【他】【的】【往】【事】，【必】【定】【有】【他】【的】【道】【理】，【那】【她】【也】【不】【必】【要】【多】【嘴】。 【没】【想】【到】【欧】【阳】【富】【贵】【居】【然】【来】【了】【边】【塞】【参】【军】，【遇】【到】【故】【事】【里】【的】【人】，【心】【里】【多】【多】【少】【少】【有】【些】【诡】【异】【之】【感】。 【夜】【半】【的】【事】【情】，【欧】【阳】【富】【贵】【又】【知】【道】【多】【少】？ “【喂】！【喂】！”【亦】【风】【见】【唐】【砂】【神】【游】【天】【外】，【喊】【了】【两】【声】。 【唐】【砂】
“【放】【下】！” 【一】【声】【怒】【吼】，【天】【地】【跟】【着】【轰】【鸣】。 【声】【势】【浩】【大】【到】【无】【法】【形】【容】，【仿】【佛】【是】【那】【巨】【大】【的】【獬】【豸】【神】【像】【吼】【出】【来】【的】，【足】【以】【震】【撼】【一】【界】【的】【声】【音】，【不】【管】【是】【獬】【豸】【族】【还】【是】【修】【行】【者】，【全】【都】【心】【神】【猛】【震】，【无】【法】【控】【制】【自】【己】。 【连】【陆】【戮】【都】【跟】【着】【受】【到】【了】【冲】【击】，【心】【神】【一】【颤】，【整】【个】【人】【都】【滞】【住】【了】。 【一】【只】【手】【悄】【然】【落】【在】【刀】【身】【上】，【轻】【轻】【一】【捏】，【就】【把】【刀】【抓】【了】【过】【去】。
@: 3419：【苏】【醒】 “【咦】？【竟】【然】【昏】【死】【过】【去】【了】！【这】【小】【子】【的】【身】【子】，【还】【是】【不】【行】【啊】！”【当】【修】【罗】【大】【帝】【看】【到】【庞】【风】【昏】【死】【过】【去】【的】【时】【候】，【便】【忍】【不】【住】【的】【叹】【了】【一】【口】【气】。 【这】【个】【时】【候】，【刀】【皇】【也】【回】【到】【了】【卷】【轴】【空】【间】【之】【中】，【不】【过】【此】【刻】【他】【的】【脸】【色】【却】【是】【变】【得】【苍】【白】【无】【比】，【很】【明】【显】，【刚】【才】【的】【战】【斗】，【让】【他】【损】【耗】【了】【不】【少】【的】【神】【魂】。 “【你】【个】【老】【家】【伙】，【都】【快】【不】【行】【了】济公救世心水论坛【接】【下】【来】【我】【会】【断】【更】。 【不】【是】【因】【为】【其】【他】【的】，【而】【是】【对】【这】【个】【番】【外】【故】【事】【写】【得】【很】【不】【满】【意】。 【所】【以】【我】【近】【一】【个】【月】【时】【间】【会】【将】【番】【外】【故】【事】【大】【改】【一】【遍】。 【然】【后】【便】【会】【直】【接】【大】【结】【局】，【选】【择】【完】【结】【整】【本】【书】。 【谢】【谢】【各】【位】【宝】【宝】【一】【直】【以】【来】【的】【支】【持】。 【下】【本】【书】【什】【么】【时】【候】【会】【来】，【我】【也】【不】【知】【道】，【但】【是】【这】【种】【大】【改】【的】【情】【况】【不】【会】【再】【出】【现】。
【雷】【龙】【王】【国】，【奥】【瑞】【杰】【大】【坟】【场】。 【平】【常】【时】【候】，【在】【这】【个】【雷】【龙】【王】【国】【最】【大】【的】【坟】【场】【里】，【基】【本】【上】【很】【难】【见】【到】【活】【人】。 【即】【便】【是】【大】【事】【件】【的】【到】【来】，【类】【龙】【生】【物】【的】【大】【规】【模】【入】【侵】，【这】【个】【地】【方】【也】【依】【旧】【人】【迹】【罕】【至】。 【因】【为】【这】【里】【是】【人】【族】【领】【域】【的】【内】【部】，【雷】【龙】【王】【国】【的】【后】【方】。 【无】【数】【的】【战】【士】【用】【自】【己】【的】【身】【躯】【将】【类】【龙】【生】【物】【阻】【挡】【在】【领】【域】【边】【缘】，【他】【们】【前】【仆】【后】【继】【着】【厮】【杀】【着】
【三】【个】【店】【铺】【的】【镇】【店】【之】【宝】【都】【有】【门】【槛】，【而】【张】【珏】【显】【然】【还】【未】【达】【到】【标】【准】。 【神】【器】【商】【店】【的】【老】【者】【要】【求】【他】【抵】【挡】【住】20【波】【怪】【物】【的】【进】【攻】，【从】【前】【几】【波】【怪】【物】【的】【水】【准】【看】【来】，【这】【可】【不】【是】【那】【么】【容】【易】【的】【事】。 【看】【完】【三】【个】【店】【铺】【里】【的】【装】【备】，【时】【间】【已】【经】【过】【去】【了】【将】【近】【十】【分】【钟】，【下】【一】【波】【怪】【物】【即】【将】【到】【来】【的】【提】【示】【已】【经】【在】【他】【的】【视】【野】**【现】，【该】【做】【决】【定】【的】【时】【候】【到】【了】。 【买】【还】【是】
【进】【入】【草】【原】【的】【第】【四】【天】，【李】【瑶】【和】【常】【香】【的】【情】【绪】【有】【些】【低】【落】，【并】【不】【是】【因】【为】【审】【美】【疲】【劳】，【而】【是】【看】【到】【了】【太】【多】【的】【杀】【戮】。 【就】【在】【他】【们】【刚】【出】【发】【不】【久】，【便】【看】【到】【一】【只】【小】【斑】【马】【被】【鬣】【狗】【活】【生】【生】【撕】【裂】。 【凄】【惨】【的】【叫】【声】【听】【得】【人】【难】【受】，【与】【他】【们】【在】【恩】【格】【罗】【看】【到】【水】【牛】【被】【活】【吃】【的】【心】【情】【完】【全】【不】【同】。 【她】【们】【很】【想】【让】【螟】【去】【救】【那】【匹】【小】【斑】【马】，【但】【最】【终】【没】【有】【这】【么】【做】。【这】【就】【是】【塞】【伦】