It also has money for a soccer hall of fame in Oneonta and the Urban Yoga Foundation.
Budget Director Laura Anglin may be headed for greener pastures.
In a statement, Paterson described the budget as a "solid foundation" filled with "tough choices."
Cuts to healthcare were a little less than half what Paterson originally proposed.
Property tax rebate checks were eliminated, and Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos gives the budget an F.
State Senator Tom Libous called it "a disgrace to every taxpayer."
A winery owner is happy the budget doesn't allow the sale of wine in supermarkets.
The Daily News continues to hit Albany, writing today about lobbyists.
Landlord interests have contributed heavily to several State Senate Democrats.
The News editorial board calls the deal to restructure drug sentencing "dangerous."
The race between Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy is about something much bigger.
And below, Representative Eric Massa makes a call on Murphy's behalf: