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Staff Contact: Johnny Evers

Final Budget Update -- Construction

This past weekend the State Legislature passed the remaining parts of the 2017-18 State Budget. The Business Council's analysis of the final budget is available here. 

Generally, there were many issues related to Construction that resulted in significant victories for the Construction and Transit industries. They are as follows:

A breakdown of DOT funding provided by Associated General Contractors and DOT STOA by the NY Public Transit Association can be found below.

Department of Transportation

The 2017-18 Budget continues the third year of the 2015-16 through 2019-20 NYSDOT Five-Year Capital Program. The NYSDOT 2017-18 Capital Program is an increase of $1.571 billion over 2016-17. 

2017-18 DOT CAPITAL PROGRAM

SFY
ENACTED (2016)

SFY
PROPOSED EXEC. 
BUDGET

SFY
PROPOSED SENATE 
BUDGET
SFY 
PROPOSED ASSEMBLY 
BUDGET
SFY 
ENACTED BUDGET
(2017)
STATE/LOCAL CONSTRUCTION $2,244 $3662.5 $3,402.5 $3,597.5 $3,747.5
ENGINEERING/ADMINISTRATION $753 $773 $773 $773 $773
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE $371 $373 $384.5 $373 $373
RIGHT OF WAY $67 $67 $67 $67 $67
FACILITIES/EQUIPMENT $18 $18 $18 $18 $18
OTHER FEDERAL $25 $25 $25 $25 $25
RAIL $76.5 $72 $72 $72 $72
AVIATION $21.5 $17 $46 $17 $17
NON-MTA TRANSIT $84.5 $84.5 $175.7 $114.5 $84.5
CHIPS/MARCHISELLI/LOCAL PAVE-NY $578 $578 $643 $628 $643
AIRPORT PROGRAM $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
LOCAL BRIDGE-NY $100 $100 $150 $100 $150
DOT TRANSFER TO MTA $0 $0 $0 $65 $0
PLAN TOTAL $4,339 $5,770 $5,756.7 $5,850 $5,970

 

STOA Appropriations -- FYE 2018 Enacted Budget vs. FYE 2017 Enacted

LINE ITEM FY 2018 FY 2017 CHANGE % CHANGE
  ENACTED ENACTED FYE 18-FYE 17 FYE 18-FYE 17
DOWNSTATE        
MTA $3,937,435,080 $3,977,107,000 ($39,671,920) -1.0%
MTA RAIL 668,019,000 662,946,000 5,073,000 0.77%
MTA TOLL SUBSIDY 13,375,000 10,300,000 3,075,000 -
MTA TOTAL 4,618,829,080 4,650,353,000 (31,523,920) 0.68%
ROCKLAND 3,432,900 3,365,900 67,000 1.99%
NYC SI FERRY  33,489,200 32,835,300 653,900 1.99%
WESTCHESTER 56,210,100  55,112,600 1,097,500 1.99%
NASSAU 67,985,200  66,657,800 1,327,400 1.99%
SUFFOLK 26,443,700  25,927,400 516,000 1.99%
NYCDOT 89,494,500  87,747,100 1,747,400 1.99%
FORMULA 32,462,900  31,829,100 633,800 1.99%
SUPPLEMENTAL 4,312,000  4,312,000 0 0.00%
NON-MTA TOTAL 313,830,500 307,787,200 6,043,300 1.96%
DOWNSTATE SUBTOTAL 4,932,659,580 4,958,140,200 (25,480,620) -0.51%
UPSTATE        
CDTA 36,436,500 35,725,100 711,400 1.99%
CNYRTA 33,260,300 32,610,900 649,400 1.99%
RGRTA 40,384,800 39,596,300, 788,500 1.99%
NFTA 52,460,900 51,436,600 1,024,300 1.99%
FORMULA 40,106,300 39,323,200 783,100 1.99%
SUPPLEMENTAL 1,960,000 1,960,000 0 0.00%
UPSTATE SUBTOTAL 204,608,800 200,652,100 3,956,700 1.97%
STOA TOTAL $5,137,268,380 $5,158,792,300 ($21,523,920) -0.42%

 

We Did It! 2017 Workers' Compensation Reform

After making workers’ compensation reform the top priority of The Business Council’s legislative agenda, we are happy to announce that the agreed to FY 2017-18 State Budget includes language significantly reforming New York’s workers’ compensation system that will create meaningful savings for all employers in the state. The bill received final legislative approval this weekend, and is awaiting the Governor's signature. Like all reforms of this nature, there was significant negotiation among stakeholders and the houses. We would like to especially applaud the state Senate, particularly Majority Leader Flanagan and Senators DeFrancisco, Akshar and Amedore for making comp reform a top priority of the Senate and making sure that it became a reality. We also want to thank Assembly members McDonald and Woerner for standing firm in their house and consistently calling for relief. The cost-saving highlights of reform include:

The reform also includes provisions designed to enhance coverage for injured workers by:

Additionally, there are provisions to:

We are certain that these measures will in total not only create significant savings in year-one but will continue to reap savings as Impairment Guidelines go into effect next January, creating an even greater annualized savings of hundreds of millions of dollars into the future. We want to thank our members and the more than 65 employer organizations and hundreds of other employers who joined our efforts to make long-sought reforms a reality.

The bill, Part NNN, can be found here.