New York’s $3 Billion Environmental Bond on November 2022 Ballot

April 7, 2021, 6:35 PM

New York will put a $3 billion environmental bond act on the ballot in November 2022—a two-year delay prompted by financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

The measure was included in the state’s $212 billion budget deal for fiscal 2022, which began on April 1, but it won’t be on the ballot until next year to give the state’s financial recovery more time, Cuomo (D) at a budget briefing.

If voters approve, the measure—known as the Restore Mother Nature Bond Act—would fund habitat restoration, water quality improvements and renewable energy expansion, among other efforts.


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